And so it can be said that on May 15, 2012, the term mid-major officially became a misnomer. With the announcement that Virginia Commonwealth has joined Butler as the newest members of the Atlantic 10, the label is now moot.... more »
How long would it take to convince you the more surprising team in this national championship game isConnecticut, not Butler?
Believe it or not, that is the case. Forget the names stitched on the front of the mesh. Disregard the eight-seed next to Butler's name and the three next to Connecticut's. Butler has altered our mindset and has the potential to alter how we view mid-majors entirely, should it win Monday night here in the Space City.
Despite how amazing this feat is for the Bulldogs, one of these teams was ranked in the preseason, and it wasn't the Huskies. Butler was tabbed 18th; UConn did not receive a vote.
When the hierarchy of the National Association of Basketball Coaches met recently to discuss whether the NCAA should overturn the graduate transfer rule, they held their discussions in private. Oh, you bet they did. They... more »
When Big East Commissioner John Marinatto resigned Monday, the battered league was left at another crossroads. It could either crumble or find itself a billion-dollar television deal in September. The Big East, scheduled to... more »