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Big East lunchtime links

  • Make sure you check out this fascinating story by ESPN the Magazine's Seth Wickersham on Deion Sanders, which includes a lot of details about Sanders' relationship with Noel Devine, whom he once tried to adopt.

"Sanders and Devine eventually reconciled, and Devine has become a star Big East running back. When he sought Sanders' advice about turning pro after his junior season, Prime Time told him to stay in school. And Mountaineers coach Bill Stewart says Sanders has been "nothing but positive."

That didn't stop NCAA investigators from calling Sanders last year to ask questions about his time with Devine. They suspected ... well, it's hard to know what. The questions were benign in tone, no wrongdoing was found, and no one at the NCAA is talking. So we're left with a bunch of whispers."

  • SI.com's Cory McCartney takes a look at five burning questions facing the Big East this spring.

  • Remember Ben Mauk? The former Cincinnati quarterback is playing for a new team in the Continental Indoor Football League called the Commandos.

  • Bill Stewart talked about his values and faith in a speech Thursday night.