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Angelo Roncalli
12-12-2012, 10:45 AM
The Big East is fast approaching a “tipping point.” Not as the league we’ve come to know and love. But as a league, period.

Should Louisville and/or Connecticut leave the Big East, the seven basketball schools could well vote to dissolve the conference, according to The Providence Journal.

New commissioner Mike Aresco, who assumed the job in mid-August, is in the midst of negotiating a new TV contract now. Should he fail create an equitable deal for the basketball schools and keep UConn and Louisville in the in the fold, the much talked about mega-basketball league could become reality.

The Big East basketball schools are more willing to consider the concept now more than ever, according to The Journal.

The concept of the new basketball conference would include the seven Big East basketball castoffs plus some, if not all, of high-profile non-football schools such as Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s, Butler, Creighton, Xavier and Saint Louis.


12-12-2012, 10:52 AM
I would love to see the the name of this proposed conference.

The Papal States?

12-12-2012, 12:03 PM
I'm still not liking this idea. I prefer to see the Zags stay west with a MWC cast off league including BYU and St. Mary's along with SDSU, UNLV, New Mexico and others. That conference could be better than the Pac 12 and potentially a top 5 conference in mens basketball.