Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 3/14/13

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 22: Peyton Siva #3 of the Louisville Cardinals is pictured during the game against the Morgan State Bears on November 22, 2009 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville won 90-81. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
We’ve all been reminded numerous times over the past week that this is the last of the Big East as we currently know it. You can’t turn on ESPN without seeing vintage highlights from some of the best players to ever play in the Big East. Patrick Ewing, Allen Iverson, Kemba Walker, Alonzo Mourning and Ray Allen have all been shown multiple times on ESPN this week. Because Louisville has only been in the Big East since 2005, there haven’t been many highlights of the Cardinals shown when the four letter network dives into the vault for classic footage. Fair enough, I suppose. The legacy of this league was built far before Louisville joined. Although Rick Pitino is the winningest coach in the Big East since joining the league, the foundation was built by the likes of Syracuse, Georgetown, Villanova, Seton Hall and St. John’s. Regardless of what happens this weekend, the Big East most likely won’t be remembered for anything that Louisville has done. With that said, Louisville senior poin...
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