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Basketball Should Top Big East Agenda

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Memo to Big East presidents in Philadelphia for Tuesday's fall conference meetings:

You are now in one of the finer college basketball cities in America. While in town, please consider discussing the sport of basketball at length. We understand your first priority right now is saving Big East football. We understand why your first priority has to be saving Big East football.

But if you severely damage Big East basketball while saving Big East football, you've failed. History will prove it.

The last time the Big East got poached for Miami, Virginia Tech, and Boston College, your chosen replacements made the Big East a better basketball league. This time, you've lost Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia. There's no way the Big East avoids taking a...

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