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Masiello lied to USF

According to multiple sources, South Florida has rescinded its five-year offer to Manhattan coach Steve Masiello after it was revealed that Masiello lied on his résumé about graduating from the University of Kentucky. This season Masiello took Manhattan to the NCAA tournament and in his three seasons with the Jaspers led the team to a 60-39 record. Do you agree with USF's decision? Should Manhattan take Masiello back?

  • What do you think of South Florida rescinding its offer to Manhattan coach Steve Masiello after it was discovered Masiello lied about graduating from the University of Kentucky?

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  • If your school needed a head basketball coach, would you consider hiring Steve Masiello?

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  • Have you ever lied about something on your résumé?

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  • If he wants to return, should Manhattan bring Steve Masiello back?

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  • Which is a worse lie for a collegiate coach to tell?

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  • If you were a collegiate athlete, would you think less of your head coach if it came out that he/she lied on a résumé?

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Louisville is the overwhelming favorite to win the American Athletic Conference in its first and only season in the league. Memphis, last year's Conference USA champions, is projected to finish third behind Connecticut. How will the inaugural AAC season play out?

Conference rankings: A-10 | ACC | Big 12 | Big East | Big Ten | C-USA | Pac-12 | SEC

More rankings: 2013-14 preseason Top 25 | Conferences

2013-14 American Athletic basketball teams

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

2012-13 overall: 22-12
2013 Big East: 9-9

Connecticut

Connecticut

2012-13 overall: 20-10
2013 Big East: 10-8

Houston

Houston

2012-13 overall: 20-13
2013 C-USA: 7-9

Louisville

Louisville

2012-13 overall: 35-5
2013 Big East: 14-4

Memphis

Memphis

2012-13 overall: 31-5
2013 C-USA: 16-0

Rutgers

Rutgers

2012-13 overall: 15-16
2013 Big East: 5-13

South Florida

South Florida

2012-13 overall: 12-19
2013 Big East: 3-15

SMU

SMU

2012-13 overall: 15-17
2013 C-USA: 5-11

Temple

Temple

2012-13 overall: 24-10
2013 A-10: 11-5

UCF

UCF

2012-13 overall: 20-11
2013 C-USA: 9-7

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If this was the final week of competition before football bowl season, any discussion of a fifth-place team in the Big East would include names like Meinke Car Care Bowl, PapaJohns.com Bowl or St. Petersburg Bowl. Good times.

Thankfully it's March, which means Rick Pitino's so-so Cardinals have as much as the better part of a week on one of the biggest stages in the sport to vault themselves into national prominence and championship sleeper status. Notre Dame didn't even want a low-level bowl bid by the time its football season wrapped up, but the Fighting Irish will be playing like crazy for the chance to be at least No. 64 when the NCAA tournament comes out.

What we're saying is the Big East tournament is a pretty good gig. And with games on ESPN 360, it beats the heck out of real work. The big dogs (sorry, UConn) don't play until tomorrow, but which team has the best shot to knock off Syracuse?

Timothy (Morgantown)

Assume for a moment that WVU wins the Big East tourney... If that were to happen, then what else would the Mountaineers need to happen in order to move up to a #1 seed in the Big Dance?

Andy Katz
Andy Katz

It's an interesting scenario. But the problem is that save the Villanova win it's not like WVA finished without any hiccups, losing to Pitt and Connecticut. I know the Mountaineers beat Ohio State but they did lose to Purdue. WVA is also the No. 3 seed in the Big East. I don't see it. Full transcript

David (CT)

Joe, here's the question that has captivated the country. If Uconn wins 3 are they back in?

Joe Lunardi
Joe Lunardi

Well, David, it may have captivated one state. I think the rest of the country was tired of seeing UConn in my brackets. Three wins gets them back in the conversation. The rest is not knowable at this point. Full transcript

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