MBB : SU scheduled to play in Big East/SEC Challenge despite controversy

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Syracuse is scheduled to play Arkansas in the SEC-Big East Challenge, which announced its pairings Friday.But according to an article published by ESPN.com Friday, SU Athletic Director Daryl Gross ‘wrote in an email to Big East colleagues that the Orange is ‘overcommitted and can’t play at this point.”Still, SU remains scheduled to take on the Razorbacks in Arkansas, said Sue Edson, assistant director of athletic communications. The Orange and Razorbacks will play November 30.Gross said in a text message that he and Big East interim commissioner Joe Bailey discussed the situation Friday.‘Communication has been poor until today where Joe Bailey and I have had some constructive discussion and (are) trying to work out a solution,’ Gross said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUnder a two-year agreement signed before the 2011-12 season, the challenge was set to have six games at SEC schools and six games at Big East schools, according to ESPN.com. Syracuse hosted Florida in the challenge at the Carrier Dome last season, but hasn’t fulfilled its home/road obligation under the agreement yet, according to [email protected]center_img Published on June 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]last_img

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