Originally written on College Spun  |  Last updated 3/8/13
With the news today that the Big East and Catholic 7 are officially going to split in July, we are going to need to name a new conference. The Catholic 7 schools have agreed to buy the title “Big East” for $100 million, so it will be up to remaining (old) Big East schools to find a name. Yesterday, it appeared that “America 12” might be the future conference name, but Big East commissioner Mike Aresco insisted that no name has been decided and that all options are still on the table. Then, CBS writer Jeremy Fowler reported that the Big East may turn to social media for helping naming the new conference (just like the Big Ten once did) : #BigEast considering opening up to social media for name suggestions to consider, according to league source. — Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) March 8, 2013   Of course, suggestions immediately started to flow in: @jfowlercbs The Big Who Cares? — Scott Michaux (@ScottMichaux) March 8, 2013   The Big Fleeced? RT @jfowlercbs Want to name the (old) #BigEast? You might get a chance. cbssports.com/collegefootbal… … — Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) March 8, 2013   @jfowlercbs Island of Misfit Toys — Ryan York (@cyyork) March 8, 2013   Futuristic Awesome Really Terrific (FART) Conference MT @jfowlercbs: #BigEast considering opening up to social media for name suggestions — Craig D (@cdauman8) March 8, 2013   @bfeldmancbs @jfowlercbs Little East? — Kyle Webb (@webb6461) March 8, 2013   If the Big East names itself the “America 12,” it’ll finally make the sentence “I hate America” socially acceptable. — Fake Dan Beebe (@DanBeebe) March 8, 2013
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