This Week in the BIG EAST - Weekly Overview of NCAA College Basketball's Top Conference

#TWITBE Ep. 7.8 - Ed Cooley, Dan Gavitt, Mike DeCourcy

February 26, 2021 John Rooke & Kevin McNamara Season 7 Episode 8
This Week in the BIG EAST - Weekly Overview of NCAA College Basketball's Top Conference
#TWITBE Ep. 7.8 - Ed Cooley, Dan Gavitt, Mike DeCourcy
Show Notes

NEW YORK – This Week In The BIG EAST Radio Show, distributed by Westwood One in in its seventh year. The eighth episode of the season welcomes Providence head coach Ed Cooley, NCAA Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt and Sporting News Columnist and FOX Sports College Basketball bracketologist Mike DeCourcy.


The TWITBE BIG EAST Spotlight shines on Cooley, who discusses the Friars recent performances. He gives his take on Providence’s memorable wins this season along with some tough losses.  The BIG EAST Focus narrows in on Gavitt, who has been through a year unlike any other for college basketball. Gavitt touches on the challenges of playing a full season amid the pandemic as well as the scheduling and health challenges surrounding the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The National Perspective comes from DeCourcy, FOX Sports’ bracketologist. As the calendar flips to March, DeCourcy gives his take on the landscape of college basketball, where the BIG EAST ranks and which has the best hope to make the NCAA Tournament. 

The 2021 season of This Week in the BIG EAST (#TWITBE) is available for download on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Overcast, Castro, Castbox and Podfriend in addition to its Westwood One distribution. The show airs on three Sirius XM stations on Saturdays preceding the first BIG EAST contest of the day. This week, TWITBE will be carried on Sirius 133, XM 201, Online 964 at 1:30 p.m. ET, leading into the Marquette at Connecticut broadcast at 2:30 p.m. 

In the “Blast from the Past” segment, TWITBE takes a dive into the 1985 BIG EAST matchup between No. 1 St. John’s and No. 2 Georgetown at Madison Square Garden, fondly known as “The Sweater Game.” 

The returning hosts for This Week In The BIG EAST (#TWITBE) are John Rooke, a longtime BIG EAST play-by-play voice, and Kevin McNamara, BIG EAST reporter, columnist and author. Rooke and McNamara give a comprehensive look at the teams, coaches, players and storied tradition of the top basketball conference in America in each episode.

The episode’s “Who’s Hot” segment features audio clips from some recent big performances around the league and a recap of the league’s weekly honors. “Who’s Got Next?” takes a look at the upcoming schedule, highlighting the big matchups. 

To join the conversation and send questions to Rooke (@JRbroadcaster) and McNamara (@KevinMcNamara33), use #TWITBE on Twitter. Fans may submit questions to be featured on the show. 

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