Catholic 7

Joel James #0 of the North Carolina Tar Heels battles for a long rebound with Marshall Guilmette #41 of the East Carolina Pirates. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

East Carolina Set To Join Big East As All-Sports Member

East Carolina will join the soon-to-be-renamed Big East as an all-sports member, instead of just for football as originally planned.

03/27/2013

Andrew Smith #44 of the Butler Bulldogs passes the ball off against the Xavier Musketeers. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Butler, Creighton, Xavier Moving To New Big East

Butler, Creighton and Xavier are moving to the new Big East. They will join the so-called Catholic 7 basketball schools who left to start a new conference and are keeping the Big East name.

03/20/2013

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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.

03/18/2013

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Notre Dame To Join ACC Next Season

Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference starting next season, a year earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East’s football schools and seven Catholic schools that forming their own basketball-focused conference.

03/13/2013

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AP: Catholic 7 Get ‘Big East’ Name, Football Schools Keep $100M In Split

The basketball schools will receive $10 million, the Big East name and the right to play their conference tournament at Madison Square Garden.

03/05/2013