Found March 07, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
Bye Bye Big East - gone with the "Catholic 7" basketball schools. Hello America 12 Conference? Yep, that's right. Well, that is if you believe the sourcing of one Brett McMurphy of ESPN (and why would we doubt him with this news anyway). He's reporting that the name "America 12" is considered the front runner to replace the Big East moniker.  "America 12 Conference" favorite to become new name for Big East, league sources told @espn. Not official; other names being considered — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) March 7, 2013 You'd think the former Big East and it's new members would've at least learned the lesson of not tying yourself to a number when creating your conference name, right? The real question is should we really even care? After all, what's really in a name anyway? Ask the Big Ten and it's soon to be 14 members or the Big 12 and it's 10 members. Nothing about conference names these days make sense and...
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