the man who founded the Big East conference in 1979 and was its first commissioner until 1990 passes away on Friday. Sunday the news gets leaked that founding member Syracuse and Pittsburgh are leaving the conference for the ACC.
While Syracuse and Pitt have the right to look out for their schools interests, it's still some foul and nekulturny timing to make this kind of announcement in light of the fact the founder of this league isn't even cold in his grave yet.
TCU, y'all sure y'all want to head to the Big East seeing that serious sporting drama is about to break out on the East Coast?
Now the fun and drama the Big XII-3 is having over Texas A&M's SECession is about to take place on the east coast. There are rumors the ACC is about to extend invites to Rutgers and UConn as well, but we'll have to stay tuned to see if this plays out
That unexpected ACC raid of the Big East may set off another frenzied round of expansion and soap opera level intrigue. Will the SEC get busy and make an expedited adoption of a 14th team and who will it be? Will the Big Ten wait or expand? Will the Pac-12 grab more teams? Will the ACC do the same?
What happens to Louisville, West Virginia and the rest of the Big East's remaining members? Will everybody in the BCS wait and see if the Big 12 and Big East implode, then pick up the leftovers and the AQ BCS conference status that go with it?
And to think I was upset about All My Children being canceled and the last broadcast of it happening on Friday.
Time to pass the popcorn, the latest chapter of 'As the College Conferences Realign Turns' is about to take place.