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A truly sad weekend for the Big East

Greed and hypocrisy are leading to the downfall of the league Dave Gavitt created

Originally Published: September 18, 2011
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

We should be immune by now, invulnerable to surprise and numb to shock. The conference shuffle has trampled geographic boundaries, turned league names into oxymorons and destroyed age-old rivalries. So Syracuse and Pittsburgh now want to abandon the Big East? What's the big deal?

Except this one is different.

This is not Colorado and Utah slithering off to the Pac-10 or even Texas A&M jumping ship to the SEC.

This is Syracuse, a founding member of the Big East, slinking ...

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