Interesting piece from The Comeback today on the origins of the “new” Big East, which should only make things more depressing for Hoyas fans. The entire article is RIGHT HERE, a few Georgetown-related nuggets below:
- Georgetown, long a stalwart of the old league along with archrival (and departing) Syracuse, was a top-10 team that previous season
- The Hoyas were the lone holdout late in the process of jumping ship back in 2012.
- Once Georgetown signed on, however, they continued their leadership role off the court.
- The early days of the new conference seemed to indicate a repetition of the old conference’s pecking order. Georgetown way up top, then everyone else below.
- The on-the-court results haven’t reflected as much, though.
- They needed a dominant team (in this case, Georgetown) to deliver that brand to the rest of the country.
- Despite the Wildcats becoming a more visible program on a national scale, Georgetown has always been a large portion of the Big East’s meal ticket.
- The recent mediocrity isn’t necessarily sustainable for the long-term health of the conference.
This is all just very depressing.