At the Chicago college basketball media day, DePaul coach Oliver Purnell made a joke at the podium about announcing a new additions to a new super-conference that was planning on adding more teams in the near future.
We in the media appreciated his jab at the chaotic landscape that is conference realignment/expansion. And again at the DePaul media luncheon, Purnell was asked about the current game of musical chairs being played. And the Big East is feeling the effects harder than anyone else.
“These are crazy times, it’s happened before it’s just happening very quickly, and now it seems there’s a race,” Purnell said.
West Virginia just left a couple days ago for the Big 12. Pittsburgh and Syracuse left for the ACC. There’s rumors Rutgers and UConn could follow suit.
“I don’t think it’s a great thing for college basketball but things have to change over time, they just do,” Purnell said at media day.
“There’s some influences in college basketball that aren’t very academic in nature