Originally Posted by Reds4Life
Even sadder is the fact this might be the last one. If the Big East moves to an 18 game conference schedule for the 2007-2008 season the game with Xavier is likely to be on the chopping block.
Time Warner in Cincinnati is useless though, I'm sure they won't bother to add ESPNU. I hope they keep losing customers hand over fist to Dish and DirectTV.
Remember when the Crosstown Shootout was the game that everyone in Cincinnati looked forward to every year? The hype was amazing. I don't think its there anymore. Thats also sad to me. Its always a great game. No matter who is considered a better team, it is always a well fought basketball game. There are many memorable moments from them. I didn't think it was a bad thing when ESPN picked up the game because it was always on ESPN or ESPN2. The game was that big. It has definately lost a lot of it's luster. The loss of Bob Huggins probably contributed, but I'm at a loss to come up for other reasons. People just don't seem to care anymore.