The reconfigured Big East, now with seven teams from the old Big East plus Creighton, Xavier and Butler will begin play in 2013-14. The conference contains some basketball powers, including five N.C.A.A. tournament teams from 2012-13.
The New York Knicks, winners of 13 straight, entered Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bulls with a minimal amount to play for.
It looked like it was all over for St. John's.
The Knicks' starting lineup on Monday night against the Utah Jazz included Chris Copeland, Pablo Prigioni and starting center Kenyon Martin.(1)
Over the past week, we've seen a ton of justified nostalgia about the three-decades plus run of the Big East Conference, whose final conference tournament ended Saturday with Louisville's 78-61 win over Syracuse.(4)
The Big East tournament, which will begin Tuesday night, is most closely associated with Madison Square Garden, historically.
Look, there's no question that intellectually, New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson knows he can't overtax his players.
It is hard to think of an injury better designed to illustrate exactly how the New York Yankees plan to approach the immediate future than the one that felled Curtis Granderson Sunday in Tampa.
When Steve Lavin last coached St. John's on February 8, his team defeated Connecticut to move within striking distance of an N.C.A.A. tournament berth.
For the New York Knicks, this past weekend provided a pair of lessons regarding Iman Shumpert: what he can provide to the team if he stays, and what he can provide the team if he is traded.