Here we go again. Seems like every three or four years the Big East is having to regroup after losing two or three programs to rival conferences. Back in 2005, they lost Virginia Tech and Miami to the ACC, and now here we are with the possibility of losing several schools to a possible Big Ten expansion. Does the Big East feel that inferior to where they let other conferences just come in and scoop schools out of our conference anytime they please? It's time for us to show that we don't have to take a back seat to no one or feel like we're second to anyone. Of course when Va. Tech and the U bolted for the ACC, it opened the door for the 'Ville to step right in and take their place, which proved to be a phenomenal move for the University of Louisville athletic department as a whole. But now I'm starting to feel as if the Big East is allowing itself to be a revolving door for other conferences to come and pick and pluck schools away from us anytime they please. The Big East is way too valuable and way too prominent in college athletics to allow this kind of attrition to continue. If the Big East wants to continue to be considered a BCS-caliber conference, well then it needs to start acting like they deserve to be considered as a BCS-caliber conference. The Big East is in position to where they should be able to invite schools from other conferences and not the other way around. They've been one of the top, if not the top, basketball conferences in the country for better than 30 years and we're once one of the elite football conferences in the country until other conferences felt they could come along and swipe schools away. Of course, I think we all know what the potential cure-all might be, and that's the establishment of our very own Big East network just like the Big Ten and I think it might be what's needed to stop the high level of attrition and turnover the Big East seems to endure every three or four years. It's time for change. It's time for the Big East to start acting like the superpower conference they have the potential to be and not the wimpy and inferior "little brother" that they' re allowing themselves to become. No one deserves to be put through this every three or four years. It's time to step up and be the true big brothers that you once were once again, or else eventually we may see the potential end of the Big East Conference the way we once knew it to be. We're way too good to act like we should be on the outside looking in. That's not the way it should be!