What do the big money and cushy lifestyles of Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as Mideast leaders like Shimon Peres, Hosni Mubarak, Ehud Barak, and the late Shah of Iran, have to do with Middle East security and Islamic terror? Consider two points: A big enticement for radical Islamic movements is that “pure Islam” rolls […]
In 2012, Gary Waters saw a bright future for the Cleveland State Vikings. Perennial Horizon League power Butler, which had won at least a share of five of the previous six HL championships, left the conference to join the Big East. The...Show More Summary
Kris Dunn will torment Big East opponents for at least one more season. Kris Dunn Returning For His Junior Season As a potential first round draft pick, Dunn had been on the NBA Draft fence. Dunn was the engine that made everything go for Providence this past season. Show More Summary
With all due respect to the SEC West, the Big Ten East Division will be the best in college football this year. Whether it’s from arrogance, complacency or the demise of the rigged BCS system, the SEC’s reign of supremacy is dead. Without...Show More Summary
Guests review Northern Italian fare in San Francisco, East Coast classic Big Burgers in Alameda, and Seoul food in West Oakland.
Georgetown-Maryland headlines the schedule.
Illini travels to Providence as part of new Gavitt series between Big East, Big Ten
The Big East and Big Ten Conferences today announced the matchups for the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, with eight men’s basketball games set to air on FOX Sports 1, BTN, or an ESPN Network from Nov. 17-20, 2015. The Gavitt Tipoff Games is an annual early-season series played between the two conferences and named in […]
An odd turn of phrase in this David Ignatius column (which I assume he doesn’t mean the way it sounds): Obama’s approach is part of a big strategic idea for the Middle East that could be described as “dual engagement.” On the one hand,...Show More Summary
Hoyas, Terps to play in Big Ten-Big East series
Big Ten-Big East Challenge lineup takes shape
The big alluvial fan of old Pleistocene gravel making up Oakland’s most unusual topographic feature—the Fan—is cut by stream erosion into eight lobes, which I’ve numbered from west to east. Lobe 7 is entirely inside the grounds of Mills College, as shown here on the geologic map. Seminary Creek passes the west side and Lion […]
At the beginning of the month, we announced that Exploding In Sound and East Coast Basements & Bedrooms (ECB&B) would release a split 7? featuring Flagland and Washer. Just last fall, Washer accompanied Big Ups on a similar split, and the band plans to record their debut LP this summer with Dan Francia and Nick […]
Marlin fishing is picking up in the East Cape region of the Sea of Cortez, but the big news is a phenomenal thresher shark bite occurring at the marlin grounds. Thresher sharks are not new to the area, especially in the spring, but catches typically are very sporadic. Show More Summary
Estonia, the small former Soviet republic which lies to the west of Russia along the Gulf of Finland, is panic-stricken: its Internal Security Service has revealed that its Big Brother to the east is on the rise, searching for “non-traditional” ways to spy; the Service, however, has yet to contrive what those ways could possibly be.
The framework nuclear accord with Iran is a big deal. All the analysts and commentaries agree on that. A defining moment, a pivotal event, a turning-point in Middle East politics, Apocalypse at bay, Obama's Nobel Prize validated, a new chapter, a shaft of light -- choose your metaphor. Show More Summary
A big night for Russell Westbrook was overshadowed by some bad news for OKC, the Celtics and Pacers took big steps in the East playoff race and the rest of the action from Sunday in the NBA. Even a 54-point performance from Russell Westbrook couldn't save the Oklahoma City Thunder from being stuck in a tough position. Show More Summary
The hype machine at ESPN propelled the Big East as THE college basketball conference of 2011, but the reality of the NCAA tournament did not agree with them. Eleven Big East teams were selected in the Field of 68. Of the 11, only two have made it to the Sweet 16, but there is a big asterisk there. Show More Summary
Nigel Williams-Goss already has plenty of suitors, a day after announcing he would transfer.
Like every other team in the AFC East not named the New England Patriots, the Miami Dolphins have been aggressive this offseason. Any number of new faces will be plying their trade in South Beach in 2015, from defensive tackle Ndamukong...Show More Summary