The Big East you don't know
Club Trillion goes inside musket shots, student sections and rising stars
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Hello, college basketball fans. My name is Mark Titus, a former member of the Ohio State Buckeyes. You may recall me from a blog I have called Club Trillion. You may better recall my practice nemesis, Evan Turner, who I affectionately call The Villain.
I'll be contributing to ESPN Insider periodically this season to help offer a player perspective on college hoops. To get things started, let's take a look at the Big East.
When I think of the Big East, I immediately think of a conference that's rich with iconic figures such as John Thompson and Luke Harangody's reverse mullet. I also think about how the Big East Tournament is almost as entertaining as the NCAA Tournament, mostly because it has about the same number of teams. The thing I don't think is that the Big East is the premier conference in college basketball. There are many reasons for this, the most relevant of which is that I don't know as much as I should about the Big East. In an effort to change my perception, I quizzed a handful of walk-ons from around the conference to get a better idea of the conference's best team, best student section, coolest tradition, least comfortable benches and more.
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Mark Titus, a former Ohio State Buckeye (a walk-on from 2006 to 2010), came to renown for writing the blog Club Trillion, billed as "Life views from the end of the bench." His lesser renown comes from holding the school record for the most wins in a four-year career. Seriously. He will contribute on a semi-regular basis to ESPN Insider throughout this college basketball season.
The Big East
Fear the musket -- and the Panthers.
Watch out for Malcolm Delaney.
Kansas is the team to beat ... again.
Beware the Florida Gators.
The conference is Washington's to lose
Spartans are sitting pretty