Thursday, June 5, 2008

Happy Time: Tranghese Retires and Pens Fall to Detroit

Get happy, Eagles!

No BC birthdays of note today, so we jump right into the fond(?) farewells...

Happy Trails Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese. Tranghese will announce his retirement later today after 19 years at the helm of the Big East. There is certainly no love lost between Tranghese and Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College. Tranghese was instrumental in both the formation of the Big East conference in 1979 and the realignment in 2003. While the basketball conference remains strong, I still have doubts over the long-term viability of an 8-team football conference. And reading the article from the Boston Globe, Tranghese states there are no plans to add a 9th team to the football conference.

Also a Happy Trails to Eagles in the NHL Rob Scuderi and Brooks Orpik. Your 2007-2008 season is over as the Pittsburgh Penguins were defeated by the Detroit Red Wings in last night's game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The future's bright though for Pittsburgh as they have a very young, talented team.

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