2014-2015 Big East Basketball Schedule
When the Big East heats up, there is only one place to be, and it definitely
isn't sitting on your couch squinting at that disappointing flatscreen. Instead, it's better to be in the stands, where you
can actually feel the buzz of the crowd as two great teams square up on the hardwood. This is a conference that did some reshuffling,
but it's still absolutely filled to the brim with great programs that know all about winning big games, making for a steady
stream of exciting matchups from one season to the next as the Big East looks to continue putting together memorable seasons
for the passionate fan bases.
Last season, it was the Providence Friars that ran the table and took down the tournament,
giving their program one of the most memorable seasons in school history. This year anything can happen, however, as this
is a wide open conference that has the perfect combination of powerhouse programs and talented developing programs on the
rise. Put it all together and the fans are the real winners, as home games featuring your favorite team and another talented
Big East foe will help bring the whole college basketball experience to a completely different level.
But one of the
beautiful things about college hoops is that fans from your school are always popping up on the road as well. Come out and
see your favorite team on the road and you'll end up with a completely different experience that you will have you on the
edge of your seat for all of the crucial possessions of the big game. When it's powerhouse versus powerhouse and all of the
Big East tradition comes boiling to surface, it won't be hard to see that this is D-1 college basketball at its absolute finest.
Big East Basketball Team Info
After strong teams like Louisville and Syracuse moved on to the next chapter of
their programs, the Big East moves on with plenty of other very strong schools looking to fill the void. Of course, stalwarts
like Georgetown, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova and more will have fan bases energized throughout the season, and the next
tournament champion could come from just about anywhere. With the best players destined for stardom on the next level, the
action is sure to be absolutely loaded with playmakers that know how to put on a show, which has pretty much become standard
operating procedure when it comes to Big East basketball over the years.
College Basketball Experience
up for a big sporting event has been a tradition that goes back all the way back to the ancient Romans and Greeks. Though
sporting events have changed a little bit since the days of the original Olympics and Roman chariot racing, there are still
plenty of great events to go to. One that certainly fits the bill is college basketball, a sport that routinely brings together
some of the best amateur athletes in the entire country each and every game during the regular season. When your favorite
player is bringing the ball up the court looking to make a play and deliver both a clutch bucket and a huge win, it won't
take you long to realize what all of the excitement surrounding college basketball is all about.
Big East Basketball
Over the years, the Georgetown Hoyas have been the best of the best when it comes to the remaining members
of the Big East, as the Hoyas have won a conference-high seven different titles. The Hoyas were absolutely dominant in the
1980s, winning six different tournament titles, and they would go on to add another in 2007. As Georgetown looks to get back
to the top of the conference, other proud programs will be doing the same, like Seton Hall, Villanova and 2014-winner Providence.
In another exciting era that is only going to get better with age, the Big East tradition lives on and basketball continues
to be played at a very high level thanks to the strong and committed programs that make up this renowned conference.
Big East Basketball Trivia
Did you know that Georgetown won back-to-back tournament titles just one time during
their memorable 1980s run?
If you want to see a model of consistency, all you have to do is look at the history of the
Georgetown Hoyas. Their influence on the conference was never higher than it was throughout the entire decade, as legendary
players like Patrick Ewing, Sleepy Floyd, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo, John Duren and more came through the program and
helped bring the entire school athletic department to exciting new highs. Of course, it also helped that it was led by famous
coach John Thompson, who would help guide the team to a 1984 title and would be picked as the Big East Coach of the Year three
different times during his celebrated career.
Big East Basketball Fans
The top venues around the Big East
are absolutely filled to the brim with excited fans come game-time, and that's a tradition that isn't likely to end any time
in the near future. If you've never been out to one of the more celebrated venues in the conference for a big game, you have
absolutely no idea what you've been missing, as there is nothing quite like being in the stands when the game is on the line
and the clock is dwindling late in the second half. But games on the road can be every bit as exciting, and every Big East
fan needs to see their favorite team away from home sooner or later.
Once the crowd's buzz is on the rise for all of
the crucial moments of a big game, in a matchup that already has you at the edge of your seat, you'll definitely be glad that
you're not still sitting in your dorm room, pretending to pick through that riveting microbiology textbook. Though conferences
across the nation have some great fans that head out to cheer on their teams, the Big East has something special, and you'll
see for yourself why Big East basketball is such a big deal as soon as you're there at the huge game waiting for tip-off.