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The Morning Fast Break (August 4, 2016): Big East volleyball is in the news and Creighton is looking good

NCAA Basketball: Arizona State at Creighton Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to The Morning Fast Break! Let’s get in transition and give you the latest and greatest for the Big East Conference.

Unscientific Predictions: 2016 Big East Women’s Volleyball Preseason Awards - Anonymous Eagle

Last year, volleyball was the first sport to release their preseason awards, so we’ve got to stay ahead of the curve with our picks. We get closer and closer to the start of the fall sports season, and with men’s soccer and women’s soccer predictions already on the board, we turn our attention to Big East women’s volleyball.

Former Villanova star Reggie Redding signs for Bayern Munich - VU Hoops

The do-it-all Redding is a perfect fit to bolster the Bayern squad. Former Villanova Wildcats guard Reggie Redding has signed on with Bayern Munich of the German Bundesliga on a one-year deal.

Villanova Basketball Summer Jam Recap - VU Hoops

The team looks ready for another strong season as they prepare for their European trip. There were a lot of big dunks, big names, and big news in Villanova Basketball's Summer Jam which officially kicked off their summer trip to Europe.

New Villanova Basketball video: THRILLANOVA - VU Hoops

Sean Donovan is back with another highlight video chronicling the Villanova Wildcats' path through the 2015-16 season en route to the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship.

D.J. Kennedy, Paris Horne repeat as The Basketball Tournament champions - Rumble in the Garden

With $2 million and an opportunity to repeat as The Basketball Tournament champions on the line, former St. John's studs D.J. Kennedy and Paris Horne helped Overseas Elite defeat Team Colorado, 77-72, at Rose Hill Gym on the campus of Fordham University.

Marquette Men’s Basketball Makes Recruiting Inroads With T.J. Moss & Terrence Lewis - Anonymous Eagle

One scholarship offer for 2018, and one final four for a top 100 player in 2017. With the July live recruiting period over and the fall signing period just three months away, I think it’s safe to say that we should be seeing some fairly important Marquette men’s basketball recruiting news on a regular basis.

Marquette Volleyball Picked To Finish Second; Taylor Louis & Meghan Niemann Named 2016 Preseason All-Big East - Anonymous Eagle

As expected, the Golden Eagles are represented by two players on the preseason all-league team. PLUS: A look at how our predictions fared!

St. John’s offers 2020 F Isaiah Cottrell - Rumble in the Garden

An offer with an eye to the far future. St. John’s offered an incoming high school freshman this week named Isaiah Cottrell.

Catching up with XU products Tu Holloway, Matt Stainbrook - Cincinnati.com

Holloway is still a big college basketball fan and specifically a Xavier and Chris Mack fan. He lauded Mack for bringing the Musketeers to elite status and said it's so different than even when he played for XU.

Creighton volleyball picked to win Big East in preseason poll - Omaha World-Herald

Big East coaches are predicting another stellar season for the Creighton Bluejays volleyball team. For the fourth straight season, the Creighton volleyball team has been picked to win the conference in a preseason vote of league coaches.