Tomorrow marks the final time St. John’s will visit the Carrier Dome as a conference foe. The longtime, in-state rivals have engaged in some epic affairs over their three decades together in the Big East.
Luckily, Sunday doesn’t mark the end of a colorful and emotional chapter of Northeast hoops. With the agreement to play a home-and-home series against St. John’s the next two seasons, Syracuse basketball has taken the first step toward continuing its storied Big East rivalries into the future. And playing at Madison Square Garden regularly means a chance for the Big Apple alumni to see the Orange in person.
It’s the logical choice given the school’s impending departure for the ACC. Why close the book on some of the greatest rivalries in history, when you have the ability to write new chapters?
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Continuing to play SU’s longtime in-state rivals has a major added bonus, as well. It’ll also alleviate some of the same old ti...