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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Illini fall to Georgetown; Billikens win to go 3-0

November 13, 2018 |

The game was part of an annual early-season series played between the Big Ten and Big East conferences, named in honor of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dave Gavitt.

UConn chasing a championship and a conference

March 19, 2017 |

Dave Gavitt, the basketball visionary at Providence, sat down with UConn athletic director John Toner in May 1979 and grabbed a pen. Gavitt drew up a plan for UConn to join the new Big East Conference with St.

UConn legends Lobo, Rowe on Hall of Fame ballot

December 21, 2016 |

In 1980, Rowe experienced what he calls “the greatest thrill of my personal basketball life” when he represented his country as assistant coach of the United States Men’s Basketball Olympic Team, joining ...

COLLEGE ATHLETICS: SEC turns to Tranghese to bolster league’s hoops profile

June 2, 2016 |

Tranghese was former Big East Commissioner Dave Gavitt’s right-hand man when the league formed in 1979 and helped make it as much a basketball power as the Big Ten and the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Big East looks like beast, NCAA Tournament to tell tale

January 25, 2016 |

I think given time, it'll be what (Big East founder) Dave Gavitt created."

Hamden’s Tobe Carberry relishing role as Central Connecticut assistant

December 22, 2015

Dave Gavitt once said that TV offers two things: exposure, and a chance to be exposed,” said Dickenman.

Former SHU Don Cook selected to ECAC Hall of Fame

March 12, 2015 |

Bushnell -- ECAC Commissioner Lou Carnesecca -- Coach (Men's Basketball) Clayton Chapman -- ECAC Commissioner/Athlete (Rowing) Bill Cleary -- Athlete/Coach/Administrator (Ice Hockey, Baseball) Don Cook -- ...

Brian Koonz: 1994-95 UConn women opened broad range of doors

March 10, 2015

"There were very few women in the business at a senior level when I began my career," said Ackerman, who pointed to Stern and the late Dave Gavitt, the first Big East commissioner, as two of her mentors.

Texas coach Barnes welcomes playing strong programs such as UConn

November 29, 2014 |

Paxton Rick Barnes was just getting his feet wet at Providence when Big East commissioner Dave Gavitt offered some friendly advice to the young coach. The Friars were busing home from the conference tournament ...

Norwalk Old Timers: Dual sport star Penberthy to be honored

October 29, 2014 |

Penberthy played two years of varsity Ivy League basketball under Hall of Fame coach Dave Gavitt.

EDITORIAL: Toner Set Tone For UConn Successes

September 30, 2014

He had 72 hours to accept an offer from founder Dave Gavitt.

Editorial: John Toner set tone for UConn’s athletic successes

September 24, 2014

He had 72 hours to accept an offer from founder Dave Gavitt.

Editorial: John Toner set tone for UConn’s athletic successes

September 24, 2014

He had 72 hours to accept an offer from founder Dave Gavitt.

Former ABA star Barnes dies at 62

September 9, 2014

“He will forever be linked with coach (Dave) Gavitt’s amazing team that reached the 1973 Final Four.”

Noteworthy

May 5, 2014

The Big Ten and Big East will begin a series of eight games in the first week of the 2015-16 season in an event to be named for the late Dave Gavitt The games will take place the first Tuesday through Friday of ...

Marquette gets coaches' nod

October 16, 2013 |

"I will do everything Dave Gavitt set out to do when he led this conference as it started in 1979," she said, referring to the league's founder and architect.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Old Big East is officially new

July 1, 2013 |

"Emotion and sentiment, for me, ended when Dave Gavitt passed," said Sullivan, noting that the Big East founder died around the same time that Pitt and Syracuse announced they were departing.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Old Big East is officially new

July 1, 2013 |

"Emotion and sentiment, for me, ended when Dave Gavitt passed," said Sullivan, noting that the Big East founder died around the same time that Pitt and Syracuse announced they were departing.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Old Big East is officially new

July 1, 2013 |

"Emotion and sentiment, for me, ended when Dave Gavitt passed," said Sullivan, noting that the Big East founder died around the same time that Pitt and Syracuse announced they were departing.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Old Big East is officially new

July 1, 2013 |

"Emotion and sentiment, for me, ended when Dave Gavitt passed," said Sullivan, noting that the Big East founder died around the same time that Pitt and Syracuse announced they were departing.

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