Big East Media Day will take place on Wednesday morning at Madison Square Garden. As such, let’s discuss pre-season all-conference honors, team rankings, and your chance to ask Seton Hall’s contingent at Media Day a question.
Seton Hall’s national TV exposure has dropped slightly from last season, though that can almost entirely be chalked up to missing out on the Big East title game.
NEW YORK – The BIG EAST released their annual preseason Coaches’ Poll this morning at media day, with reigning national champions Villanova unanimously receiving the number one for the third season in a row and Seton Hall tying with Georgetown for fourth in the league.
Villanova’s national title run combined with the performance of the four other Big East schools that donned their Dancing shoes netted the conference $3.18 million this season and around $20 million over a six-year span.
It seems like Seton Hall is doing a lot of “for the first time in X years…” things this season and they’ve just added another to the list. For the first time since 2007-08 when a tough, versatile Brian Laing averaged 18.6 ppg and 6.9 rpg, a Pirate player has earned conference first-team honors.