Big East lunchtime links

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • Bill Stewart believes his Mountaineers are good enough to contend for the national title over the next two years, Bob Hertzel writes in the Times West Virginian.

  • Two one-time West Virginia commitments are instead following Doc Holliday to Marshall, Mitch Vingle writes in the Charleston Gazette.

  • Syracuse has had seven new players enroll this month but is losing a receiver/defensive back to transfer, Donnie Webb reports in the Syracuse Post-Standard.

  • UConn keeps churning out great running backs despite not signing any high-profile recruits at the position, Shawn Courchesne writes in the Hartford Courant.

  • Skip Holtz has his first big South Florida recruiting commitment -- and we mean big -- Greg Auman notes in the St. Petersburg Times.