Inside Marshall Sports

OK, so basketball’s not important, right?

It looks like the hoops fallout is finally interrupting the Big East realignment train. I wondered when the non-football schools would question the league’s East Coast Hockey League model of expansion (take a bunch of teams, see what sticks). I wondered when the value of the TV contract would become so ordinary it wouldn’t work for those schools. I wondered when MSG would look at the field and say, “Is this product worthy enough for us to blow a week of potential concert dates?”

I’m thinking the eventual big, big fight will come over the Big East brand name, who owns it and what is its ultimate value. Whatever the case, I’ve got my popcorn popped on this one. This is going to be fun.

My final question: Did the Big East do a minute of “due diligence” over Tulane?