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Monday / May 25.
  • The Big East needs to find some football teams.


    TCU is officially headed to the Big 12, leaving the Big East with six football programs once Pittsburgh and Syracuse depart for the ACC.

    “Although never having competed as a member of the Big East Conference, we are disappointed with the news that TCU is joining the Big 12,” Big East Commissioner John Marinatto said in a statement.

    Earlier Monday, the Big East announced that “our Presidents and Chancellors authorized the Big East Conference to engage in formal discussions with additional institutions and are considering moving to a model that includes 12 football playing schools.”

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.Mike Glover is a huge hit with the Iona College cheerleaders.

    Not 24-year-old Mike Glover Sr., the 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward who is on the Wooden Preseason Watch List as one of the Top 50 college basketball players in the nation.

    No, that would be Mike Glover Jr., the two-and-half-year-old son of the Bronx native.

    “The cheerleaders all surround him and take pictures of a kid with a big smile on his face,” said Brian Beyrer, the Iona Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Communications. “It’s interesting how everyone knows it’s Mike Glover Jr.”

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Pittsburgh’s freshmen class includes a McDonald’s All-American, a 6-foot-11 shot-blocker, a member of last year’s prep national powerhouse and a combo guard who could play some meaningful minutes.

    “They’re all working hard,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon told SNY.tv last week during a recruiting visit to Hudson Catholic High School. “I think they’re adjusting. They’ve had six weeks of workouts, and there’s been improvement definitely.

    “It’s been a good group.”