Marquette's future as Big East loses Buzz 

March, 21, 2014
Buzz WilliamsJeff Hanisch/USA TODAY SportsBuzz Williams led the Golden Eagles to five NCAA tournament berths in six seasons.

Buzz Williams was gone. Marquette’s head coach was frustrated with the new league and changes in administration. He wanted a change of scenery.

The old Big East was all-powerful. It had guys like Jim Boeheim and Rick Pitino and virtually unlimited exposure that allowed Williams to win recruiting wars against fellow high-major programs.