Originally posted on Pitt Blather  |  Last updated 7/11/13
On the football side of things, I don’t think anyone disputes that Pitt and Syracuse (and Louisville next year) are taking a step up in football competition. Or in the case of Syracuse and Pitt it is more akin to a restoration to the level of competition they faced at the start of the millennium. The basketball side, however, is not the same deal. Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski has pushed a meme in recent weeks: “I love what’s happening with our conference,” Krzyzewski said. “We’re going to be a 10-bid conference. We’re going to be the best conference in the history of the game. It’s exciting to be part of that.” Since the words came from Krzyzewski, the mainstream acceptance has been predictable. There has been some small pushback from writers that use tempo-free stats more to at least say, “we’ll see about that.” And finally, a little bit of a pushback against the whole “history of the game” thing. Notably, Jamie Dixon is one of the first to say something. “We’ve played in some
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