The Catholic 7 basketball conference will keep the Big East name. And some pretty good company will be joining them. The Butler Bulldogs and Xavier Musketeers will join the Catholic 7 basketball conference which consists of the 7 college basketball only schools: (Catholic schools Marquette, DePaul, Georgetown, Villanova, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Providence)
Creighton is rumored to be the tenth team. The Catholic 7 basketball conference re-branded as the Big East is ready to start next fall, and will officially be formed July 1st. The departure from what we know as the Big East today: the patchwork of college football close-to-last-picked-in-gym-class programs makes the league a gridiron crapfest, and it’s ruining the league’s hoops cred. Which is damaged enough with Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse bolting for the ACC.
Having this league start next year instead of the following means ND will try to expedite their move to the ACC.
According to ESPN
Xavier and Butler have not for...