Re: College Football Realignment
I think Pitino knows a move away from the Big East puts a big dent into his NYC recruting connections. He's successfully recruited many talented players from the NYC area during his time at Boston U, Providence, Kentucky & Louisville. Gonna be a lot tougher to pull them into the midwest when they don't get a return trip home 2-4 times a season to play games.
the question for Louisville, aside from the obvious ones in football, is what is better for their basketball program, playing regular games vs UConn, Georgetown, & Marquette, or regular games vs Texas, Kansas & Missouri. Seems like the later set (assuming the remaining conference games are fairly similar or identical depending on who moves with them) would be more prestigous in basketball. Losing Syracuse and Pitt really killed the eastern identity of Big East football. Of course in football, its a no brainer, matching up with Texas & Oklahoma beats anything in the current or future big east.
Last edited by medford; 09-30-2011 at 03:46 PM.