The term "dirty player" is rather broad. There are a variety of reasons that an athlete could earn this title, ranging from routinely getting under the opponent's skin to taking part in a brawl or just coming off as unlikable.
Big East basketball always carries a wide variety of talent. Of course the conference has seen its fair share of villains too.
There are opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to classifying a player as dirty. The first, and most glaring, is when a guy provides a consistent supply of cheap shots and tends to resort to violence when drama arises.
Then there are the kind of players that you absolutely despise...unless they're on your team. These hoopsters are often more aggressive than others and simply irritate opposing players (and opposing fans).
Off course, you must consider off-the-court issues as well.
With that distinction in mine, here are some of the bad boys of Big East basketball over the years.