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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
3:10 pm
Big East Lacrosse--coming to a conference near you!

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The BIG EAST Conference will formally begin sponsoring the sport of men’s lacrosse beginning in the spring of 2010. The announcement about the Conference adding its 24th sport was made today by Commissioner Michael Tranghese following a unanimous vote by the league’s 16 Directors of Athletics during their recent annual spring meeting.

The seven conference schools that will participate in the newly formed league are Georgetown, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Syracuse and Villanova. The teams will play a six-game single round-robin regular season schedule. The BIG EAST will apply for an automatic bid to the 16-team NCAA Championship field.

Syracuse won the 2008 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse national title, the program’s 10th, after earning an at-large bid as a Division I Independent. Notre Dame also garnered a berth into the national tournament as an automatic qualifier from the Great Western Lacrosse League. Currently, Georgetown, Rutgers and St. John’s are part of the ECAC, Providence is a member of the MAAC and Villanova plays in the Colonial Athletic Association.

“We are looking forward to the excitement that men’s lacrosse will bring to the BIG EAST Conference,” said Commissioner Tranghese. “We have schools with established and successful programs, which want to come together and compete under the BIG EAST brand.”

Men’s lacrosse will be the BIG EAST’s 11th men’s sport while the Conference conducts 13 women’s sports.

Villanova women’s lacrosse will also join the BIG EAST effective in the 2009-10 academic year. The Wildcats will become the ninth women’s lacrosse program under the auspices of the BIG EAST Conference – joining Connecticut, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Syracuse and associate member Loyola (Md.). Cincinnati and Louisville are scheduled to begin competing in the spring of 2009. The Villanova lacrosse program has been a varsity sport since 1990. It was an associate member of the Patriot League from 1999-2006 and has played the last two seasons as a Division I Independent. The Wildcats are led by head coach Jebb Chagan, who just completed his third season at the helm.

“We are excited that our women's lacrosse program will be part of the BIG EAST beginning in 2009-10,” adds Villanova Director of Athletics Vince Nicastro. “The BIG EAST is one of the nation's elite lacrosse conferences and our student-athletes and coaches are energized by the challenges and opportunities it presents.”

The format for the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Championship will remain unchanged with the top four teams in the conference standings selected and seeded according to Conference game-winning percentage at the conclusion of the regular season. The championship semifinals and final are played at a predetermined campus site.

Fans wishing to access information on BIG EAST Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse can do so by visiting www.bigeastlacrosse.com where they will be able to get the latest content on the league’s participating members.
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
2:21 pm
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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
2:10 pm
All 16 Big East Schools to play in the Big East Tourney starting in 2009.

Seeds 9 thru 16 will play in an opening round, therebye adding an extra day to the tournament. Teams 1-4 will still receive a bye.

Monday, September 17th, 2007
11:28 am
Looks Like
The conference is off to a pretty good start...

Super proud of my Bearcats, excluding the excessive celebration after a sack which ultimately made us give up our first TD of the season on Saturday...  We're almost breaking into that Top 25... Then again, don't want to break in too soon and give the boys too much ego before we get in-conference play going... Going to be some great conference contests!
Friday, August 3rd, 2007
2:11 pm
Meeting of the Big East Mascots
the post here gives the background to the meeting, in case you missed it. Well, they're at it again:


Damn I love these.

Current Mood: amused
Sunday, July 1st, 2007
5:46 pm
Meeting of the Mascots
This was posted over on TheBullsPen; thought you'd get a kick out of it over here as well.

part 1 -- http://nunesmagician.blogspot.com/2007/06/enter-octonion.html

part 2 -- http://nunesmagician.blogspot.com/2007/06/enter-octonion-part-ii.html

Current Mood: amused
Saturday, April 7th, 2007
12:14 pm
1st Ever Big East/SEC Invitational tips off Dec 5th.

- 'Four different teams from each conference will be selected to participate for the next four years and the format will feature doubleheaders played at two off-campus sites.'

- 'In 2007, West Virginia will take on Auburn at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and Georgetown will compete against Alabama at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN - both from the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Ala., December 5. The following night, South Carolina will play Providence at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and LSU will take on Villanova at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pa.'

Now is it just me or is Nova playing at Wachovia not really following the spirit of "Off-campus" since Nova plays a chunk of it's home schedule there?
Friday, April 6th, 2007
12:32 am
Friday, March 30th, 2007
2:18 am
Way to go West Virginia on winning the NIT

Next up Georgetown in the Men's Semis and Rutgers in the Women's Semis
Thursday, March 15th, 2007
11:12 am
Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
1:05 am
OK I lied, I'm gunna update the NIT tonight also.

Only 1 game played today. In the West Virginia Bracket, #1 West Virginia defeated #8 Delaware St 74 - 50.

WVU moves on to face #4 UMass who won a thriller over Alabama. The game will be on March 15 at 9pm, broadcast on ESPNU.

Don't forget about the 3 teams playing NIT games today. Syracuse takes on South Alabama, Providence goes to Bradely and DePaul hosts Hofstra. The SU game is on ESPN at 7pm.

Other notes: The WNIT game between Dartmouth and Seton Hall on March 15 will be at 7pm.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
3:04 am
Gunna avoid a bitter post here....but anyway....

Congratulations to the 10 Men's teams that earned post season bids (6 NCAA and 4 NIT) and to the 10 Women's teams that earned post season bids. (8 NCAA and 2 WNIT) 6 School got bids for both of their squads.

Here's a handy Big East First Round Schedule for you:

Men's NCAA: (All on CBS, check listings)

South Region: #6 Louisville v #11 Stanford (3/15 @ Lexington, KY, 12:40pm)
East Region: #2 Georgetown v #15 Belmont (3/15 @ Winston Salem, NC, 2:45pm)
East Region: #8 Marquette v #9 Michigan St (3/15 @ Winston Salem, NC, 7:20pm)
West Region: #3 Pittsburgh v #14 Wright St (3/15 @ Buffalo, NY, 9:30pm)
Midwest Region: #6 Notre Dame v #11 Winthrop (3/16 @ Spokane, WA, 2:35pm)
West Region: #8 Kentucky v #9 Villanova (3/16 @ Chicago, IL, 9:30pm)

Men's NIT:
West Virginia Bracket: #1 West Virginia v #8 Delaware St (3/13, 7pm)
Clemson Bracket: #2 Syracuse v #7 South Alabama (3/14, ESPN, 7pm)
Mississippi St Bracket: #4 Bradley v #5 Providence (3/14, 8pm)
Air Force Bracket: #3 DePaul v #6 Hofstra (3/14, 8:30pm)

Women's NCAA: (All on ESPN Family, Check listings)
Dayton Region: #6 Marquette v #11 Louisiana-Lafayette (3/17 @ Austin, TX, 2:30pm)
Dallas Region: #7 Georgia Tech v #10 DePaul (3/17 @ Minneapolis, MN, 8pm)
Fresno Region: #6 Xavier v #11 West Virginia (3/17, @ Austin, TX, 8pm)
Greensboro Region: #6 Louisville v #11 BYU (3/17, @ Los Angeles, CA, 8pm)
Dallas Region: #8 Cal v #9 Notre Dame (3/18 @ Pittsburgh, PA, 12pm)
Dayton Region: #8 Pittsburgh v #9 James Madison (3/18, @ Pittsburgh, PA, 9pm)
Fresno Region: #1 Connecticut v #16 Maryland-Baltimore County (3/18, @ Hartford, CT, 9pm)
Greensboro Region: #4 Rutgers v #13 Eastern Carolina (3/18, @ East Lansing, MI, 9pm)

Dartmouth v Seton Hall (3/15, TBD)
TBD v South Florida (1st Round Bye)

NIT Updates will be following all March 14th Games. WNIT updates will be following all March 15th games. All NCAA updates will be following each day of tournament action on both the Men's and Women's sides.

Kick some butt Big East!
Thursday, March 8th, 2007
4:58 pm

georgetown up next...hopefully the outcome will be better than the 48-66 thrashing from earlier this season!

Current Mood: excited
Monday, March 5th, 2007
5:45 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
3:28 pm
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1:34 pm
SU's Sour Sitrus Society brings back the Hey Song after SU's win last night over Georgetown.

Madness in the Dome last night. Wish I could have been there and not in graphics lab. :/
Sunday, February 25th, 2007
2:55 pm
It sucks no one ever posts here... =[

Anyways, yay for UofL winning over UCONN!
Saturday, January 6th, 2007
3:33 pm
Mad Braggin rights!
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007
3:16 pm
I heard about the UofL football game results, that was amazing! I ♥ those Cards!
12:01 am
OK Cincy, its up to you for a perfect 5 for 5....
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