Category Archives: Big East News

Weekly Big East Power Ranking Ballot for BECB 12/11/17

In the spirit of ranking SZN being upon us — plus I took some shots at a certain AP voter last week — I thought it was only fair that I post my weekly ballot for the BigEastCoastBias.com Big East power rankings that come out on that site each Monday.

Feel free to criticize me and/or make your own suggestions in the comments section or on Twitter. Here. We. Go.

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Live from 2017 Big East Media Day at MSG

We’re live from MSG! It’s 2017 Big East Media Day and it feels like college basketball is right around the corner. Providence is being represnted by Ed Cooley, Kyron Cartwright, Rodney Bullock, Alpha Diallo and Kalif Young. I’ll be updating this post throughout the day with news, notes and quotes, so stay tuned. You should also follow along on Twitter and Instagram.

There will be a special Wednesday edition of the Big East Shootaround show on Facebook Live and Fox Sports GO starting at 9:25am.

Preseason Big East Coaches’Poll

First Team All-Big East

Second Team and Honorable Mention All-Big East

Preseason Player of the Year

Preseason Freshman of the Year


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2017 Big East Media Day Preview: pcbb1917.com Preseason Picks

The annual event where media meet with the Big East’s coaches and players is upon us on Wednesday. It’s the day when the coach-voted preseason poll is released and fans get more fuel to believe everyone roots against their team — unless you’re team is Villanova. I will be in attendance again this year, so you should follow the site to be informed when I post things and also follow along on Twitter and Instagram so you don’t miss out on the All-League teams or what suit Kyron Cartwright goes with this year.

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Here are my picks for the preseason poll, All-Big East Teams and the individual preseason awards:

Preseason Big East Poll

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Providence Sending Four Players to 2017 Big East Media Day on October 18th

The Big East will hold their annual Media Day on Wednesday, October 18th  at Madison Square Garden. All ten member schools send their head coach and usually a few players to NYC each year to hear Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman give her “State of the Big East” speech and meet with the media ahead of the upcoming season. Providence will have X players in attendance this year, the league announced today via the Big East Men’s Basketball Twitter account. Seniors Rodney Bullock and Kyron Cartwright will be joined by sophomores Alpha Diallo and Kalif Young as Providence’s player representatives.

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WATCH: Providence Featured on Latest Episode of Big East Shootaround

The Big East has a new show that airs live on Facebook, Twitter and Fox Sports GO each Thursday at 3pm ET. Epsiode 6 airs at 3pm ET on September 14th and features an interview with Ed Cooley. Check it out below:

Here’s is the segment with Ed Cooley:

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2017-18 Big East Schedule Released, Providence Opens On The Road For Third Straight Season

The 2017-18 Big East schedule was released on Tuesday and the Friars will open league play on the road for the third straight season. Each and every one of the 90 Big East league games will be on national television with at least 17 games will be played on FOX. Last year there were 12 games on FOX. The Big East also has a deal with CBS to televise games. At least 2 games will be on CBS while at least 18 contests will be shown on CBS Sports Network. That’s the same as last season with CBS and CBSSN.

Here is Providence’s 2017-18 Big East schedule:

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The Big East Figures to be Powerhouse League in 2017-18

It’s May 25th. The NBA Draft declaration dust has officially settled, as of 11:59pm last night, and it’s time to take an early look at the Big East conference for the 2017-18 season. There are 170 days between now and the start of the 2017-18 college basketball season on Friday, November 10th.  So, yes,  there could still be roster changes that impact next season, but we now know which key players are going pro and which key players are returning to school.

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