It's kinda amazing at this point that the Big East has remained intact, on the outside looking in while the Big 12 demolition job continues. Like the many radio shows I've been listening to all day, we can sit here and speculate about the different scenarios that depend on which teams leave the Big 12 and which ones are left and which ones want out and which ones want to stay. But since the story changes every 12 hours, we're just giving ourselves headaches trying to piece it all together.
The major concern for the moment is that, since the news is big and volatile and mostly backed up with actual results, it's given every anonymous source and inside source and source close to the situation free reign to spill their guts about what they may or may not know. Who do we trust? Who could we EVER trust? It's better to just roll with things for the time being.
It's a little like the end of the horror movie when you think the killer is dead, everyone breathes a sigh of relief and someone makes a witty quip JUST AS THE KILLER WAKES UP AND STABS HIM! I don't want Jim Delany to stab you.
So let's just enjoy this little nugget for how absurd...and yet possible....it sounds.
A Big East source told FanHouse that the league is seriously considering pursuing Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri and Iowa State if those schools are left without a conference.
"Most people [in the Big East] are for it," said the league source.
There's something sublime about the thought of a basketball conference that pits Seton Hall against Iowa State twice a season. Still, let everyone else talk about pods and divisions and realignments. Don't waste your time sorting out what this 20-team behemoth will look like. Cause by the time you do, the next rumor will have the Big East swallowing up the WAC and you'll just have to start all over again.
The important thing to take from all this is that the Big East may just survive, but only if the Big Ten and ACC are content with the meat they've picked clean from the Big 12. If both conferences decide they want more, then I don't really see the point. But stranger things have happened in college sports. And that's just in the last 48 hours.