Butler University, Creighton University and Xavier University joined the new Big East Conference, filling out a 10-school league that also completed a 12-year television package to air games on Fox Sports’ emerging network.
The Big East Conference reached an exit agreement with St. John’s University and six other schools whose top sports program is men’s basketball, clearing the way for them to start a new league and take the conference name next season.
Scott Cowen, president of Tulane University, and Norman Francis, president of Xavier University, said on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” that New Orleans is rebounding strongly from Hurricane Katrina and moving toward better race relations.
Dee Dee Jernigan missed a layup, which is supposedly the simplest shot in basketball. And then, seconds later, she flubbed another one. It cost her team, Xavier University, two points, a win over Stanford and a spot in the Final Four.
The college basketball game between Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati was stopped with 9.4 seconds left yesterday after a brawl broke out between the crosstown rivals. Three players were ejected.
College sports’ governing body won’t take further action after a brawl between men’s basketball players at the University of Cincinnati and No. 8 Xavier University resulted in eight suspensions by the schools.