The Tulane president and Big East commissioner Mike Aresco had an interesting email exchange about the league's future. Aresco told the president he wants the league to challenge the 'so-called big five' conferences. ...more
As the Mountain West continues to talk with San Diego State about rejoining the conference, the Big East is prepared to move on with or without the Aztecs.
San Diego State will attend the Big East*s meeting of athletic directors and presidents today in Dallas to *kind of hear what is envisioned there,* Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said. ...more
Tulane joined the Big East last month but is now being pegged as one of the reasons the Catholic basketball schools are leaving the conference, thus jeopardizing the league's future. But it's not Tulane's fault, says a booster. ...more
Tulane is joining the Big East. Should be finalized today, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Been calling around and trying to confirm, but in larger scope, the Big East needs more than Tulane to flip a TV contract.
It could really use BYU. It's been working that angle in recent weeks, especially in light of playoff distribution model that doesn't favor BYU's independence, and a source went as far to call the two sides "very, very close" on an agreement before the Rutgers depar ...more
As the SEC and Big 12 near a decision on the Champions Bowl site, the loser between the two finalists will likely have a cushy consolation prize -- a spot in the college football playoff rotation.
But it*s tough to replace 70-plus years of SEC tradition with the Sugar Bowl, which could give New Orleans the edge over the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, according to two bowl officials. ...more
Georgia's offense is humming, with 40 points in four straight game for the first time in school history. And Jeremy Fowler sees room for improvement, plus questions for Clemson's defense and Tulane's 0-fer. ...more