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Superheroes, Notre Dame and the Big East

Last week's announcement that Notre Dame was leaving the Big East (excuse me, brand name is BIG EAST) for the ACC in all sports but football fueled many commentaries in the cyberworld. But my favorite came from Rebecca Lobo.

It's not just that Lobo is a former UConn women's basketball player who helped put the Huskies on the map and went a long way toward making her sport relevant in the national sporting landscape. Now well established in her career as a commentator for ESPN, Lobo has seen the Notre Dame-UConn rivalry flourish into one which divides even her household at times. (Go ahead and ask her children where superheroes come from. Apparently, they're born in South Bend, Indiana.) And while she loves a good basketball game, Lobo likes the rivarly part even better.

"More than the terrific matchups between the women's basketball programs, I'll miss the trash talk," she wrote in her piece on ESPN. You can't argue when the trash talk comes from your 3- and 7-year olds.

--- Amy Moritz

 

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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic began his journalism career in 1989 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati and has worked for The Buffalo News since 2001. A proud father of four children, he enjoys reading in his spare time.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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