Saturday, June 28, 2014

Classic YouTube, UConn vs Syracuse, 1995

Every Saturday morning at 11am, this post looks at a Classic YouTube video. Enjoy! 

The Big East is dead. The new Big East is a poor imitation. It will never be like it was.

While I believe some of the Big East nostalgia is misguided, it is appropriate. The problem with the Big East was always that it was a basketball league. In 1995, before the BCS arrived and changed everything, college basketball was still just as big as college football. That is obviously no longer the case.

But if you want an 80-second window into what made the Big East so different, here it is. You can feel the energy and the emotion in Dick Vitale's voice. This is why the Big East is so revered and, ultimately, why the ACC wanted to destroy it.


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