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.
There isn’t a single Big East football team ranked in the top 25 of The Associated Press or USA Today Coaches’ poll.
But don’t try telling West Virginia coach Bill Stewart that his conference’s teams don’t belong among the elite.
“Our league is the black and blue league,” Stewart said on Monday’s Big East conference call. “We’re tough and physical.
“We’ve won over 75 percent of our games outside of [league] competition. We’re 12-4 in the last 16 bowls. We’ve won three of the last four in BCS games. I’m proud to be in the Big East, honored to coach in the Big East. We carry the Big East banner with pride.”
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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.