In recent years, the college basketball world has been quick to shift its focus after the regular season ends. Fans, players, coaches and the media watch games with exceptional talent, thrilling storylines and unpredictable results. And that’s all before March Madness even kicks into gear. That’s right, it’s the Big East Tournament, hosted in Madison Square Garden. But in the near future it won’t be that way for those in Upstate NY or eastern Pennsylvania. The NCAA football conference upheaval has reared its ugly head again – Syracuse and Pitt are headed to the ACC.
But you know that already. If you pay any attention to sports in the US, you’re likely overwhelmed by all this conference talk. So why further the discussion here? Because the basketball perspective is still quite dizzying, and I need to sort out my own view on the move.