Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/2/12
As Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino sat with reporters at Big East media day in October, a man never at a loss for words spared more than a few to point out that his conference was going to be just fine. Though the 35 NCAA Tournament appearances, 20 Sweet 16 berths and 15 conference championships owned by Syracuse are headed to the Atlantic Coast Conference, Pitino said Memphis and Temple will replace the Orange nicely. Who knows if Pitino really believes that or it's the salesman in him trying to save face for his league. Whatever it was, it didn't sit well with Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. "Rick's full of s if that's what he really said," Boeheim told reporters later in the day. "If he was in the Big 12 right now like he wanted to be, he'd being saying the Big 12 is the best. That's the bottom line." The lesson in this mess is that the beauty of realignment in college athletics is in the eye of the beholder. Every coach will say his school and conference is in a good s...
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