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Brey wants Irish to remain in Big East

Posted on: September 22, 2011 12:25 pm
Edited on: September 22, 2011 12:36 pm
By Jeff Goodman

If Mike Brey has a vote, he'd like to remain in the Big East.

"We've got an identity and we've worked hard to be a presence in this league," Notre Dame's men's basketball coach told earlier this week.

"The Big East has been really good for our basketball program," he added.

Notre Dame is coming off a 27-7 season and a 14-4 mark in the league, just a game from winning the regular-season title. In 11 years, Brey has won 238 games and has gone to the NCAA tournament seven times.

Brey also said he doesn't want the Big East to lose New York City and Madison Square Garden as the site of the league tournament.

"We've got to find a way to keep the Garden," Brey said.

Brey is concerned about the program's other sports if the league opted to go in the direction of becoming a league of non-football schools (except for Notre Dame, which remains an independent).

"Our other sports play at such a high level, we need the right competition for them," Brey said. "That's a big, big factor."

But Brey is optimistic it'll work out.

"I'm not sure exactly what's going to happen, but my preference is to stay in the Big East," he said. "We've finally got an identity."

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 4:45 am

Brey wants Irish to remain in Big East

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Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2011 6:16 am

Brey wants Irish to remain in Big East

Hey Goldenpanther4......every school, including your golden in it for the money.  C'mon man!  Quit dissin' Notre Dame for wanting what your school or any other school wants.  Okay, at least what the Division I FBS schools, money, money.  And as far as the Phillies fan goes ... I would much rather travel to Wilmington, NC and Houston, TX than the pathetic city of Philly.  Good God man, have you opened your eyes when you drive around your city?  Gives me the shivers.  It's like driving into a black & white horror film.  

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 2:20 pm

Brey wants Irish to remain in Big East

Let's see how much Brey likes the Big East after traveling to Houston and East Carolina or whatever pathetic far away schools the Big East invites.

Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: September 23, 2011 1:30 pm

Brey wants Irish to remain in Big East

Yet another bona fide example of the greed and avarice mentality of ND personnel.  Of course Brey wants to remain in the Big East as it will continue to be a great BB conference and with the top two of three teams leaving will make his job easier.  If UConn leaves, Brey may even win a conference title one of these years.

ND prestige could be in peril because of football and that wound was self inflicted by their arrogance in not joining the Big East in football.

The ACC is considering both ND and Penn State and if I were a betting man I would say ND will still hold onto their holier than thou penchants and not share the time of day with any other school...this will not fly in the ACC or the Big Doze for that matter.

Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2011 1:27 pm

Brey wants Irish to remain in Big East

OK, let's be honest about this, even if ND was in the BE for football, what would they have added.  A team that has a .500 record for the past 20 years, I mean come on really.  I get so sick and tired of the media and ND fans trying to hype a team that has done nothing the past 2 DECADES.

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 3:53 am

Brey wants Irish to remain in Big East

Too bad cuz Notre Dame is headed for the Big 12 (aka Big 9 about to become the Big 16).

Since: Sep 22, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 12:07 am

Brey wants Irish to remain in Big East

We all know the Big East loves ND, bu t the reality is would you give up your 3/4 of the pie you if didn't have too? Regardless the Big East fell asleep at the wheel. Everyone and there mother would have left is the offer was given to thier team. Don't get me wrong I love the Big East and grew as a fan! Times have change and the NFL needs farm clubs. So ESPN is setting that up for them and before you know it. College kids will be getting paid $$ legally and at the same time get a full  ride. 

Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 1:23 pm

Brey wants Irish to remain in Big East

Well Brey needs to convince all of Notre Dame to Crap or get off the pot.  ND is one of the reasons the Big East is a non factor in Football.  Though he says he wants ND to stay in the Big East...he means he wants ND basketball to stay in the Big East.

Our other sports play at such a high level
This is the problem.  In other sports, Notre Dame believes they are too good for the Big East.  They don't want to share revenue unless it is their program that stinks.  BTW Brey...It was a Big East team that stuck it to your football brothers in the first game.  Had or if ND goes all in, the Big East will remain a viable conference.  If ND does the status quo, which they will, the Big East is doomed. 

There are too many teams who want only one foot in the door.  SJU, Nova, GTown, DePaul and Notre Dame are going to make it impossible for the Big East to make the easy transition.  Because of those schools, the Big East is in a poor position to do anything favorable.&nb
sp; Who wants to be in a 17 team or larger bball conference.  Obviously not SU and Pitt.  Well now there is two less. 

When your business is crumbling...tuff decision have to be made.  SU and Pitt made theirs.  The Big East must as well.  Like ND, the Big East needs to go all in.  One way or another.  Dump the non football schools and build from there....or become a baskeball only conference.    

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