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Boston College Daily Links: The End Is Nigh For The Big East

The Big East is dead. Long live the Big East!

Stacy Revere

Big East Basketball Schools Want Out Of Conference They Ruined (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)
Syracuse, Pitt and West Virginia will always get the blame for being the ones who left but they left because they were forced to. So don't give me the "poor, powerless Big East Catholic schools" routine. They are not victims. They are reaping with they sowed.

2013 Big East football schedule, ranked by each team's road trip mileage (
As the Big East now spans a vast portion of a large continent, it's time to look at how many miles each fan base would have to travel in order to see all four of its team's Big East road games live. The shortest trip: from South Florida to Central Florida is a scant 84 miles. The longest: Rutgers gets quite the punishment for leaving to the Big Ten, venturing 2,979 miles from Newark to San Diego State. They also might just stay at San Diego State.

SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and ACC to average $91 million in new playoff format, sources say (ESPN)
That alone gives the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and ACC an average of $51.75 million annually. The SEC, Big 12, Pac-12 and Big Ten also each will receive an additional $40 million annually for their contract bowl deals with ESPN: Allstate Sugar (SEC, Big 12) and Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio (Pac-12, Big 12). The ACC also will earn at least an additional $27.5 million annually for its ESPN contract bowl deal with the Orange.

Temple coach rumors: Bob Diaco, Mario Cristobal among reported names (
Feldman lists Mario Cristobal, Bob Diaco, Mark D'Onofrio, Stan Drayton, Chuck Heater and Matt Rhule as potential candidates for the job. In addition, other reports have claimed that Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is expected to interview for the position.

Trent Miles talks about hiring Jeff Jagodzinski (
We think alike as far as the way we want to be in meeting room with other staff members. Part of putting staff together is having the right personalities and right type of guys. He gets along with anyone. If we have younger coaches he can help them and older coaches know where he’s coming from.

Temple's New Football Coach Better Plan for Longevity (The Philly Post)
O’Connor, the chairman of the Board of Trustees at Temple, is not too happy with Addazio, and that may be putting it mildly. Listen to him talk about Addazio’s departure for Boston College, and it’s clear O’Connor considers the move a galling symptom of big-time football’s growing addiction to money and its abandonment of the core principles on which universities have been built. "I admire what the Ivies are doing," he says.

Matheson Earns League Honors (
Matheson gave the visiting Eagles a two-goal lead twice at Providence on Dec. 7. The 6-foot-2, 189-pound product of Pointe-Claire, Quebec gave BC a 2-0 lead with a power-play goal at 13:06 of the second period. Following an goal by the Friars early in the third period, Matheson put BC ahead 3-1 at 1:56 of the third period for his first multiple-goal game.

Skarupa and Boyles Receive Weekly Honors (
Freshman forward Haley Skarupa received Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors, senior goaltender Corinne Boyles received WHEA Defensive Co-Player of the Week honors, and the Eagles were named as WHEA Team of the Week as announced by the Hockey East on Monday.

Bekker, Murphy Invited To MLS Player Combine (
The pair are among 54 NCAA Division I seniors invited to participate in the combine. All 54 players will be eligible for selection in the 2013 SuperDraft presented by adidas that will take place on January 17.