Big East lunchtime links: Orange Bowl aftermath

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

So the Bearcats lost the FedEx Orange Bowl. Big deal, says the Enquirer's Paul Daugherty. Bowls are just parties, and the fun was in getting there.

• Lots of good Cincinnati nuggets from official Bearcats blogger Josh Katzowitz.

• Cincinnati stumbled miserably, while Virginia Tech won some ACC redemption, Pete Thamel says in the New York Times.

• Where does Pitt go after the Brut Sun Bowl disaster? Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says that game created more questions than answers.

• Buffalo's balanced offense will provide a major challenge for UConn's defense, Desmond Conner writes in the Hartford Courant.