Big East Confidential

By Richard Kent BASN Writer
Updated: June 15, 2011

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CONN.—Big East Confidential is an in depth analysis of the 2010-11 Big East season seen from the perspective of an insider, Richard Kent.

Kent had access to many of the coaches, Sports Information Directors and Big East officials and was able to deliver on a look into one of the most exciting seasons in Big East history.

Kent takes us from coach Jim Calhoun’s press conference at Big East Media Day at Madison Square Garden through Calhoun cutting down the nets in Houston in one of the most unexpected National Championship wins in modern history.

He takes a thoughtful and careful look at the rise of the Rutgers program under new head coach Mike Rice and analyzes the unexpected strong finish by St. John’s under new head coach Steve Lavin.

He also takes a look at Pittsburgh and discusses in some depth why their style has engendered problems in making an NCAA Tournament run in March.

The book is a must read for any college basketball fan and can be purchased on