Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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Big East Report: Boeheim, Penders, McMurphy Talk Realignment
In today’s edition of The Big East Report, we present Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, former Division 1 head coach Tom Penders and Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com talking Big East realignment.
Boeheim appeared on SNY’s ‘Loud Mouths’ to talk about Syracuse’s move to the ACC and his thoughts on leaving the Big East after more than 30 years.
Penders, the former Texas, Houston, Fordham and Columbia coach, suggests the Big East should target Houston and Central Florida for football and basketball.
McMurphy, who has been all over the football realignment story, says the Big East could have 11 football teams next year with the additions of Navy and Air Force, but that that number would drop to nine after Syracuse and Pitt leave. At that point, the league could opt to add a school like Memphis, bringing it back to 16 basketball and 10 football outfits.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.