The San Francisco 49ers selected cornerback Marcus Cooper out of Rutgers with the last of their three seventh-round picks in the NFL draft Saturday.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
Building a college basketball program in a high-major conference requires time. It requires patience — especially if the school hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991.