Archive for the ‘Big East’ Category

TheBaker Tackles The Worst NCAA Bubble In History

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

First off, I want to start by saying anyone who advocates expanding the NCAA Tournament field from 65 teams to 96 teams is a moron. This isn't little league. We don't all get participation ribbons. And I know there were opponents to the expansion to 64 back when it was introduced, ...

Eric Devendorf, White Trash Five-Tooler

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Since today will see streets in towns all across the country littered with pasty white Irishmen (and women) celebrating the beautiful world of alcohol, I figured we should have some sort of homage to pasty whiteness. So to do that we're going to discuss one of the biggest feel-bad stories to ...

At Least We’re Not DePaul

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Indiana's basketball season continues falling to depths that have only been previously measured in the Marianas Trench, with the latest indignity coming on Wednesday night with the Hoosiers' first home loss to Northwestern in 41 years. In fact, the Wildcats had never beaten IU at Assembly Hall, with the last ...

On Big East Hoops: Let’s Not Get Crazy About Marquette Yet

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

I'm betting there's some people around the water cooler (I'm betting because I don't partake in water coolers or those conversations) who fancy themselves college basketball experts and are thinking that, after Connecticut of course, Marquette might be the class of the Big East. They might be right. But jumping to rash conclusions ...

Notre Dame is On Its Way to Being a Big East Casualty

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

It is not a good time for the Notre Dame basketball team right now. Gone are the happy-go-lucky days of making many 3-pointers. Those moments have been replaced with long faces and quiet locker rooms. As a man named Heath Ledger would say if he were alive and wearing lots of ...

My Perfectly Healthy Infatuation With Pitt Panther Basketball

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Let's begin this post with a simple statement: I love University of Pittsburgh basketball. Whew, it feels good to get that off my chest. Everybody knows this blog is populated with guys who attended The Indiana University. So, naturally, we're all IU basketball fans. But Pitt, now ranked No. 1 and probably ...

McD’s Week 15 Picks: Championship Week

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Happy Championship Week to everyone. Just want to point out Utah, Boise State and TCU are all ranked ahead of the Big East champion (Cincinnati) and whoever the ACC champion will be. But do any of those four teams get to go to BCS games? One: Utah, with an outside shot ...

McD’s Week 14 Picks: Rivalry Week Part 2

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

It's just plain wrong Boise State and Ball State can go undefeated, win their respective conferences, and not get into the BCS. What makes it ironic is it'll be another undefeated non-BCS team (Utah) that's taking their place. Once again, we've learned exactly what makes the BCS so shitty. Instead of ...