Did Dave Gavitt's son really block us from joining the Big East?

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Did Dave Gavitt's son really block us from joining the Big East?

Postby PeteRI » 1 week ago

I saw this mentioned somewhere in another thread. I was living and working in NYC for 20 years until the early aughts, so I don't know much URI history during that period.

Where we actually being considered for the Big East, or is that just a semi-urban myth? 8-)
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Re: Did Dave Gavitt's son really block us from joining the Big East?

Postby ramster » 1 week ago

No, Dave Gavitt himself drove the formation of the Big East. He did not invite UMASS or URI
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Re: Did Dave Gavitt's son really block us from joining the Big East?

Postby Da_Process_Survivor » 1 week ago

close, the old man did it when making the Big East as a temper tantrum about us stealing Sly from them
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Re: Did Dave Gavitt's son really block us from joining the Big East?

Postby DelroyIsMyHero » 1 week ago

I still don't see why there's not a BC, PC, URI, UMASS, UCONN, BU, etc conference. Now THAT would be great, and less need to have virginia based teams in. In a dream scenario, we would have an all new england conference.
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Re: Did Dave Gavitt's son really block us from joining the Big East?

Postby adam914 » 1 week ago

DelroyIsMyHero wrote:I still don't see why there's not a BC, PC, URI, UMASS, UCONN, BU, etc conference. Now THAT would be great, and less need to have virginia based teams in. In a dream scenario, we would have an all new england conference.


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Re: Did Dave Gavitt's son really block us from joining the Big East?

Postby DelroyIsMyHero » 1 week ago

Won't having good & bad teams together even them out? Even still... none of those programs are like Alabama/Auburn level...
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Re: Did Dave Gavitt's son really block us from joining the Big East?

Postby Rhody72 » 1 week ago

I can see us playing UCONN again as a home and away OOC series.
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