Morning Dump for 10/3/13; Big East Style

Jan 16, 2013; St. Bonaventure, NY, USA; Xavier Musketeers head coach Chris Mack reacts during the first half against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at the Reilly Center. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Dump is a daily post compiling a list of links and commentary of various Big East topics.


Countdown to the first games of the college basketball season:  37 days


  • Xavier lands 3-star recruit Sean O’Mara from Benet Academy in Illinois.  He is 6-foot-9, 240 pounds and describes his game as more of a back to the basket type of player, but has the ability to face up.  He noted Xavier’s usage of big men as a selling point.


  • NBC Sports and their College Basketball Talk blog listed a handful of programs on the rise and another group on the decline.  The Big East had a representative on each.  Providence made the risers list while Butler is seen as being on the decline.  The cases for both are fairly straight forward.  Ed Cooley has been a recruiting machine these last couple of years, while Butler just lost one of the best coaches in the nation along with a bunch of their skill players.



Topics: Basketball, Big East, Butler Bulldogs, Providence Friars, Seton Hall Pirates, Xavier Musketeers

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