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Big East's Nick Carparelli Lobs Insult At Pitt Football

Pitt will soon leave the Big East for the ACC, and Big East senior associate commissioner Nick Carparelli couldn't help gloating a bit at Pitt's embarrassing loss to Youngstown State on Saturday.

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Nick Carparelli, the Big East's senior associate commissioner, tweeted Saturday afternoon, just as Pittsburgh was wrapping up a 31-17 loss to Youngstown State: "The #BigEast will be a better football conference on the field next year than it has ever been!"

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Carparelli later denied that the comment was a shot at Pitt, but that's ridiculous. That's not especially mature behavior coming from the Big East, particularly given that Pitt is still actually in the conference.

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Besides, as USA Today points out in the link above, the Big East has a glass-houses problem here -- Houston and Memphis, both of which will soon join the conference, lost this week to Texas State and Tennessee-Martin, respectively. Let's just say there are a bunch of Big East schools in various points of transition that don't have a whole lot to be proud of here.

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Via Cardiac Hill, which is your source for Pitt news.

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