From: Marty McMahone <mlmcmahone@gmail.com>
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On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:59:23 AM UTC-6, xyzzy wrote:
> On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 12:18:54 PM UTC-5, JGibson wrote:
> > On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 12:16:07 PM UTC-5, JGibson wrote:
> > > On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:56:47 AM UTC-5, The Cheesehusker, Trade Warrior wrote:
> > > > On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:47:07 AM UTC-6, Some dued wrote:
> > > > > According to http://www.winsipedia.com/pittsburgh they have 9 FBS National Championships,
but only 2 Conference championships. Did they used to be independent or something?
> > > > 
> > > > Yep - for a long time they were independent until the Big East
> > > 
> > > Here's an interesting historical article from '84 on the subject:
> > > 
> > >
http://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/25/sports/sports-of-the-times-the-ea...
> > 
> > And here's an article from '81 when Pitt decided to join the Big East in basketball and not join
the proposed eastern all-sports league:
> > 
> > http://www.nytimes.com/1981/11/19/sports/pitt-to-join-big-east-shun...
> 
> Thanks for the blasts from the past.  It's interesting to read early 80's speculation on how
awesome an eastern all-sports league would have been, and compare that to the actual history of the
Big East.

I wonder if it would have turned out differently if Penn St. had joined.