The newish Big East is smaller and indeed different from its previous incarnation. Three teams are brand new. Two of the other seven came on board in 2005.
Upon news of legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith's passing Saturday night at the age of 83, notables from around the world of basketball and elsewhere spoke up.
Thirty-four years ago Monday, Georgetown men's basketball program changed forever. That's the day Patrick Ewing officially committed to the Hoyas.