The so-called "Catholic 7" finally have a name: the Big East. The seven schools (DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St John's, Seton Hall, Villanova) departing from the Big East will reportedly be forming their own league for the 2013-14 basketball season, and will be keeping the Big East name according to a report from ESPN.
The report from ESPN also indiciates that Butler and Xavier will join the conference for the upcoming season, leaving the Atlantic-10 at a cost of $2 million per school. ESPN is also reporting that the conference is looking into adding Creighton, Dayton, and St Louis for the 2014-15 basketball season. Fox is apparently going to be announcing the addition of the Catholic 7 to their programming lineup for the 2013-14 season, giving Fox a better foothold in the college basketball landscape than NBC has had in years.no comments