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Big East kicked off the postseason at NYC Landmark

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What better way to kick off the Big East Tournament than with a pick-up game packed with familiar names from conference-past?

Grand Central is the entryway to New York City for thousands of commuters every day and tens of millions per year. Described as the "world's loveliest station" by Travel + Leisure, it features the ornate and cavernous Main Concourse, where people have gathered not just to catch a train, but for events both private and public.

On Tuesday, the Big East Conference kicked off it's inaugural Championship Week at the venue, hosting eighteen basketball alumni from conference schools. Rory Sparrow was present to represent Villanova, while the action was called by Fox Sports 1's Rob Stone and Tarik Turner.

Other participants included:

Felipe Lopez from St. John's and Terry Dehere from Seton Hall, who emerged from the crowd incognito to lace up their sneakers and lead their respective teams. Also on hand were former National Player of the Year Mark Aguirre from DePaul, David Wingate and Reggie Williams from Georgetown's 1984 national championship squad.

Watch the video above for a better idea of how the Big East went about executing this high-profile pickup game in the middle of a busy train station.