For DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell, who comes into
down-on-their-luck basketball programs and turns them into
something special, his reputation is as a turnaround artist, the
Mitt Romney of college basketball.
As the new Big East searches for its identity, it will rely on
players such as Davante Gardner, a senior on a typically star-less
Buzz Williams team but one of the biggest fan favorites in this
developing league, to define what this conference will be.