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2010 Big East Media Day - ESPN
A very good way to get a brief look at the big storylines from media day in Rhode Island, including a lead piece from Ivan Maisel on the conference's plans for securing new TV contracts.

Big East Considered Adding 4 Big 12 Teams | ZagsBlog.com
Adam Zagoria with a report that the Big East would have tried to pick at the Big 12's carcass had Texas et al. left for the coast.

Bow before the 20-team Big East - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
How Zagoria's expansion claims would have affected the basketball side of things.

Fourth Time's the Charm for Skip Holtz in Big East -- NCAAFB FanHouse
Good featurey piece on Holtz, who, according to Brett McMurphy, was ready to take over at West Virginia for Rich Rodriguez had the Bill Stewart-led Mountaineers lost in the Fiesta Bowl.

Big East needs to expand to stay relevant in college football and Villanova might be a perfect fit
More calls for expansion, more talk that Nova would be a perfect fit.

Uconn Huskies Football News Blog - Hartford Courant
Too much from Dez and crew to link from, so just check out the whole blog.

Big East Blog - ESPN
Same thing with Brian Bennett's blog, which has a lot of videos left on the cutting-room floor for ESPN's mega notebook.

Rivals.com College Football - Big East notes: New faces on sideline
Within this notebook, talk of the new "injury reports" the conference will use this season. They'll work just like the NFL's, with players being listed as doubtful, probable, etc. Only, according to reports, it will be policed by the honor system and has no fine system.

Football, Skip Holtz and USF - Courant.com
Former UConn coach Skip Holtz proud of Huskies' success.

Rivals.com College Football - Edsall's patience pays off at UConn
A lengthy piece on Edsall's career up to this point and his high hopes for this season. No new information for UConn fans, but it does have some optimistic-sounding quotes (and typical Edsall propaganda), such as: "This is by far our deepest team, and it's a team that gives us an opportunity to have reason for optimism."

Sixers' Nocioni sprains ankle while training for Argentina | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/03/2010
Good find by Porter, who directed me to this Daily News notebook that mentions Kemba Walker as a lock for the USA select team.

Big East Media Day: Quotes, Comments & Other Hazarai - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Nunes was following today's events all day and pulling together some of the more interesting quotes, including one about a possible media-day move to New York

College Football Betting: 2010 Big East Conference Predictions | Headlines | CollegeFootball
For our gambling-inclined readers.

Ben Gordon (BenGordon8) on Twitter
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