Thursday, February 28, 2013

Big East Lives On In Magnificent 7


Madison Square Garden will continue to host Big East tournament, except Big East will include its seven basketball-only schools, plus Xavier and Butler.  (Photo courtesy of the New York Daily News)

While we were on location at St. Francis tonight for the Terriers' loss to Quinnipiac, the latest details in the Big East separation scenario emerged in this piece from ESPN's Brett McMurphy, Andy Katz and Dana O'Neil.  Long story short, the seven basketball schools in the Big East (St. John's, Seton Hall, Marquette, Villanova, Providence, DePaul and Georgetown) are likely to keep the Big East name and trademarks, as well as add Butler and Xavier to form a nine-team league that will expand to ten, and eventually twelve in the future.

Full details can be found here:

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9000502/catholic-7-schools-keep-big-east-name-new-league-next-season-according-sources

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