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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby HskrFanMike » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:28 pm

Coyote wrote:I never read anything by Dirk. He is hated by Husker fan and bluejay fan alike. And Bo despises him, I am surprised he us still employed in the state.

Dirk does one thing well. Actually, very well. Award-winningly well. He's a great story teller. He's extremely talented at telling people's stories. Read his stuff about Sami Spencer, the UNO track star. Or the story about small town high school football. He just has a knack for those feature stories.

Problem is he fancies himself as a guy who understands the actual sports. Or, even worse, he gets a spreadsheet and pretends to be Nate Silver and a real sabremetrician.

He wins awards for the former. He gets roasted for the later. I think the World-Herald gives him freedom to write whatever he wants because, even though his analysis is horrible, it's written in such a way that it generates clicks and discussion, and that still drives revenue to the W-H.

That being said, I've noticed that the World-Herald has phased him out of much of their gameday coverage. I assume that they want him to do more feature writing, and try to prevent more embarrassing debacles, like his column on Taylor Martinez a couple of years ago.
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Greg S » Sun May 04, 2014 10:00 am

Big article in the OWH today examining year 1:

http://www.omaha.com/article/20140503/B ... r-big-east" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Sat May 17, 2014 3:42 pm

Big East Baseball

Creighton. 14-4
St. John's. 13-5
Seton Hall. 11-7
Xavier. 8-10
Butler. 7-11
Georgetown. 5-13
Villanova. 5-13

Big East Softball

DePaul. 18-1
St. John's. 12-8
Georgetown. 12-8
Creighton. 10-10
Butler. 10-10
Seton Hall. 9-12
Villanova. 5-16
Providence. 4-15

Men's Big East Basketball

Villanova. 16-2
Creighton. 14-4
Providence. 10-8
Xavier. 10-8
St. John's. 10-8
Marquette. 9-9
Georgetown. 8-10
Seton Hall. 6-12
Butler. 4-14
DePaul. 3-15

Women's Big East Basketball

DePaul. 15-3
St. John's. 13-5
Villanova. 12-6
Creighton. 12-6
Marquette. 11-7
Butler. 10-8
Seton Hall. 8-10
Georgetown. 4-14
Xavier. 3-15
Providence. 2-16


Big East Soccer

Georgetown. 6-2-1. 19
Marquette. 6-2-1. 19
Providence. 6-3-0. 18
Xavier. 6-3-0. 18
Creighton. 4-4-1. 13
Butler. 4-5-0. 12
St. John's. 3-4-2. 11
Villanova. 3-6-0. 9
Seton Hall. 3-6-0. 9
DePaul. 1-7-1. 4

Big East Volleyball

Marquette. 15-1
Creighton. 12-4
Xavier. 12-4
Butler. 11-5
Seton Hall. 7-9
St. John's. 5-11
Villanova. 4-12
Georgetown. 4-12
DePaul. 2-14
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:56 pm

Sagarin Basketball Rankings:

1 BIG TEN = 83.69
2 BIG 12 = 83.67
3 ATLANTIC COAST = 83.52
4 BIG EAST = 81.69
5 PAC-12 = 81.44
6 SOUTHEASTERN = 81.20
7 AMERICAN ATHLETIC = 79.18
8 WEST COAST = 79.08
9 ATLANTIC 10 = 78.79
10 MOUNTAIN WEST = 78.63
11 MISSOURI VALLEY = 76.42


24 Xavier-Ohio = 85.63 2 0
26 Villanova = 85.36 2 0
32 Georgetown = 84.26 2 0
57 Butler = 81.55 2 0
58 Seton Hall = 81.48 1 0
60 Providence = 81.45 2 0
66 Marquette = 81.17 1 1
78 St. John's = 80.47 2 0
86 Creighton = 79.75 3 0
161 DePaul = 75.28 2 0
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Greg S » Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:11 pm

The sagarin ratings at times can be a disaster. I'm not exactly sure what vaule they have.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:58 pm

Volleyball Sweeps Villanova to Claim Outright BIG EAST Title


NOTES: The conference title is Creighton Volleyball's second in three seasons, joining the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference regular-season crown ... The championship is the first BIG EAST title by any women's sport at Creighton since joining the league in the summer of 2013
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:30 pm

The Big East basketball teams won all 4 of their games tonight including Villanova's 24-point win over #14 VCU and Seton Hall's win over Ill St., which included a 40-pt game from Sterling Gibbs of Seton Hall.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:18 pm

#12 Villanova 60
#19 Michigan 55
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:12 am

Coyote wrote:#12 Villanova 60
#19 Michigan 55

Great win for the Big East. The conference is still undefeated outside of Marquette's two losses. Actually, in terms of winning %, the Big East is the highest in college basketball.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:56 pm

Another big win for the Big East today. Butler beat #5 N. Carolina 74-66. 9 of the teams in the conference are still undefeated.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:08 pm

Big East has had a really good first couple weeks.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:42 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Another big win for the Big East today.  Butler beat #5 N. Carolina 74-66.  9 of the teams in the conference are still undefeated.


Wow.

Looks like the Big East might be a bit better than people originally thought?
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:42 pm

Big East improves to 37-2 in 2014-15 as Butler knocks off North Carolina

CBS Sports wrote:But it's not just the record that's impressive for the league so far; it's the teams that the conference has defeated to accumulate that record. Over the last two nights, Villanova beat VCU and Michigan on a neutral floor in New York. Creighton beat chic preseason Final Four contender Oklahoma at home. Providence beat Florida State and Notre Dame at the Hall of Fame Tip-Off. Xavier has soundly beaten solid mid-majors Stephen F. Austin, Murray State and Long Beach State. Even Seton Hall won its early-season event, the Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands.
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:06 pm

Thanks for posting that Coyote, I was beginning to wonder if any of the national media had taken notice of the hot start.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:00 pm

Well St. Johns beat Minnesota and Georgetown beat #18 Florida, but DePaul lost by 12 to Lehigh. Still a pretty good day for the conference when you beat two top 20 teams and go 3-1.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:29 pm

Georgetown's reward is playing #2 Wisconsin...
Meanwhile, Providence gets to play #1 Kentucky on Sunday
If they can stay close...
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:52 pm

Georgetown 65
Wisconsin 68

Good showing for Georgetown (+9)
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:44 am

Forget Kentucky: The Big East is the Story of College Basketball

New York Post wrote:Forget top-ranked Kentucky and its platoon system. The Big East has been the story of the early season, carrying a stunning 41-5 record into Black Friday. The basketball-centric league, with just one preseason nationally ranked team — Villanova — already has defeated five ranked opponents, three more than any other league.
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:13 am

Volleyball To Tangle With Seton Hall For BIG EAST Tourney Crown

Go Creighton wrote:Creighton is playing in its fourth conference tournament final in the last five seasons. The Bluejays lost to Northern Iowa in 2010 (3-1), defeated Wichita State in 2012 (3-0) and lost to Marquette last year (3-1). All three of the previous teams to reach the tournament final would also reach the NCAA Tournament.

A win on Saturday would be Creighton’s first BIG EAST Tournament title in any sport. Now in their second year in the BIG EAST, the past 13 months have seen the Bluejays reach the title game in volleyball (losing to Marquette), men’s basketball (Providence) and baseball (Xavier), only to come up empty each time. During Creighton’s final 20 years in the Missouri Valley Conference, Creighton won 36 league tournament titles.
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:35 pm

CU wins its first Big East Tournament Title tonight defeating Seton Hall 3-1. CU gets the leagues automatic bid to the NCAA's, pairings announced tomorrow on ESPNU.
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:40 am

ESPN: Strongest Conference in College Hoops has 6 BEast teams in the dance?
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:59 pm

Coyote wrote:ESPN: Strongest Conference in College Hoops has 6 BEast teams in the dance?

Wow, lets hope the conference keeps rolling. At least they don't have to play the Bracketbuster tournament that the Valley did.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:48 pm

Big East has 3 teams in the AP top 25 and 6 total that are receiving votes.

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Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:36 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Big East has 3 teams in the AP top 25 and 6 total that are receiving votes.


2 BE teams in the Top 25, also two Valley.

BE has four more getting votes though.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:43 pm

According to Lunardi's Bracketology, Big East still has 7 teams in:

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:31 pm

I heard one computer now only has Creighton winning one Conference game...
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:04 am

Georgetown stoned #4 Nova tonight, 78-58.
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:46 am

Doubt it will happen, but that would be great if Creighton could go into Nova and beat them on Sunday.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:40 pm

Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs Ejected for Striking Villanova Player in Face

Now that was a cheap shot, I don't know how he expected to get away with that one...
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:30 am

Wow, that is ugly. I have played many games where emotions get high, but you just forget about it and move on. Thankfully it sounds like both men are doing that. Of course, Gibbs will be doing it from the bench.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:19 am

Some people are talking Legarrette Blount type of suspension. Some say he was just trying to punch the ball.
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby nebugeater » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:13 pm

Seton Hall has issued a two game suspension. We will see if the league or NCAA does more
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Greg S » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:06 pm

Big East is not doing more, unfortunately just going along with Seton Hall. He will miss the Creighton game.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:39 pm

Greg S wrote:Big East is not doing more, unfortunately just going along with Seton Hall.  He will miss the Creighton game.

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I like his response though:
Man that's not who I am. I'm sorry to my family, friends, fans, and team for being an embarrassment. Even more sorry to @RyArch15 .. I let My emotions get the best of me and that wasn't acceptable at all. I hope you're alright and I will face any consequences coming.


The young man at least seems sincere in his apology.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby nebugeater » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:33 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:
Greg S wrote:Big East is not doing more, unfortunately just going along with Seton Hall.  He will miss the Creighton game.

Greg

I like his response though:
Man that's not who I am. I'm sorry to my family, friends, fans, and team for being an embarrassment. Even more sorry to @RyArch15 .. I let My emotions get the best of me and that wasn't acceptable at all. I hope you're alright and I will face any consequences coming.


The young man at least seems sincere in his apology.


Another thing that makes this seem sincere is that it was out before the game was over or right after. There wasn't a lot of time to go into crafting a response in a conf room and then getting it out there. it seems to me too to be genuine. I appreciate the response from the guy that took the hit too that did not escalate the situation.
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Greg S » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:58 pm

The apology was a good start.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:27 pm

Lunardi has 6 BEast Locks right now.
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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby iamjacobm » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:47 pm

DePaul's HC resigned today.

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Re: Official: Creighton joins the Big East!

Postby Coyote » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:03 am

Coyote wrote:Big East turmoil could trickle down to SLU

STLToday wrote:The seven non-football playing members of the Big East met on Sunday to talk about their future, a future that could possibly include SLU.

The teams could potentially break away, leaving the football teams in some sort of weird hodgepodge while the seven basketball schools – DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova – revert to the league's roots.

If the Big East is going to add teams, the A-10 has the best candidates. Xavier would be atop the list, but Dayton, SLU and Butler would be close behind. Butler isn't Catholic, but is private and has more in common with the other teams than, say, public VCU, with an enrollment over 20,000. Creighton, in the Missouri Valley, would also be a candidate.
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