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Big East
The big time beckons
The production might have seemed a bit overblown to those unfamiliar with the history of athletics at UC, what with the band blaring the school fight song in the Kingsgate Conference Center on the UC campus and the cheerleaders showing up dressed in their uniforms.
Meet the new Big East
A history of the Big East

Big East-bound
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: UC's leap to the Big East is about a lot of things: money, power, influence, TV, profile and image. Academics, too, apparently. It's mostly about sex appeal. It's about a coach being able to sit in some 17-year-old's living room without needing an atlas of America to show him or her the location of Hattiesburg, Miss.

Tranghese not worried about change
NEW YORK - Big East commissioner Michael Trangheseassured skeptics and his own conference members that the additions of five Conference USA schools, including UC, will keep the Big East at the forefront of college athletics.

Huggins: Other sports big winners
UC basketball coach Bob Huggins doesn't believe the Bearcats' move to the Big East will have a significant impact on his program, because it already has a high profile nationally.

Minter: Recruiting doors could open
The move to the Big East Conference provides instant national credibility to the UC football program as a member of a conference that's affiliated with the Bowl Championship Series.

Fans excited for the future
To some, UC's decision to join the Big East Conference in 2005 was the greatest development in regional college sports in a lifetime.

AD Goin expecting to see profit
There's little doubt UC athletics will take in more money when the school joins the Big East Conference in 2005, but is it possible they'll lose more as well?

Switch will raise profile, revenue
The UC's move to the Big East Conference raises some questions. Such as...

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UC joins Big East
• A special section of complete coverage, as the UC Bearcats join one of the nation's elite sports conferences.

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