Originally Posted by SourPatchKids
Can somebody briefly detail to me the rise and fall of the big east?
Big East became known as a powerhouse conference because of the physical and dominating style of play. It started with the 80s Georgetown John Thompson teams and into the 90s the conference overall got better and better and more competitive. Calhoun's arrival at UCONN had a lot to do with that I guess.
because of the style of play they (i guess used to now) have a reputation of preparing players well for the NBA. Overall talent level is a lot better across the board (Big 10, SEC, Big 12 even Pac 12) so imo its not the case anymore