The Big East tournament, which will begin Tuesday night, is most closely associated with Madison Square Garden, historically.
This will not be the case with Georgetown and Syracuse, who will take the floor Saturday afternoon before what might be the largest crowd in college basketball history. If this rivalry is going out of fans' lives, it will be with a bang.(1)
If Carmelo Anthony's pleas to Knicks management to keep Jeremy Lin sounded more like damage control than sincere lobbying after he called Houston's three-year, $25.1 million offer to Lin "ridiculous", his latest comments, when asked about his reputation as a selfish player, isn't likely to change your mind.
The bizarre realities that come with a collegiate conference in transition, as the Big East is, popped up again on Friday.(1)
During his campaign, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he wanted to close loopholes in the state's campaign-finance laws. One plan was to "Reduce Sky-High Campaign Contribution Limits." He never specified where the new limits should be placed, saying he'd prefer to negotiate that with lawmakers.
Since taking office, Cuomo has accomplished a lot (on-time budget, a cap on property taxes, same-sex marriage, etc.) but he has not taken up campaign-finance issues.
The Big East Tournament begins today at Madison Square Garden with the eight lowest seeds in a 16-team league squaring off. But unlike recent seasons, when St. John's found itself in that bottom scrum (or worse, when the league only invited the top 12 finishers, shutting them out of playing on their own home court), the Red Storm received a bye.
Just nine months ago, the Syracuse Orange basketball team entered Madison Square Garden looking like the favorite to win the 2010 NCAA Tournament. With the number one seed in the Big East Tournament and a balanced team led by small forward Wesley Johnson, shooting guard Andy Rautins and center Arinze Onuaku, the Orange appeared poised to at least challenge for coach Jim Boeheim's second title.