With the latest reports stating that the the "Catholic 7" and leaving, but carrying the Big East name with them, I'm curious what everones thoughts are on this more or less adjusted conference.
With what is proposed the new Big East would carry Marquette, St. Johns, Seton Hall, Villanova, Georgetown, Providence, and DePaul, while picking up Butler and Xavier right away. Reports also seem to be leaning towards Creighton joining next season as well.
So the question is, whats your view on the new conference? Please explain.
I would love for this conference to stop at 9 or 10 teams.My thought exactly. While I wish that all conferences were 10 teams, I understand they won't be with the $$$ that football makes from conference title games. But since this is a basketball only league, football influences aren't there to force a need for more teams. To me, the only way to crown a conference champion is a true round robin format.
It saves these schools from having to deal with any further drama associates with the football schools getting pirated, bouncing in and out and making the the conference look like a luaghing stockLOL, the football schools made the Big East look like a laughing stock?
I'm totally good with it. The Big East was created for Basketball and epitomized what hoops was / is all about in this talent & tradition rich area. I say, let these founding members retain the Big East name as we wish them well - as I am sure they will continue to deliver us a quality brand of basketball.
As a lifelong Louisville resident & fan - it has been a privilege to have been a part of this conference and offer our contribution to its success.
This would be a crushing blow to the A-10, but they'd probably add George Mason and would still have 2 of the 3 (St. Joe's, VCU, UMASS) along with George Washingtong, La Salle, Charlotte and other current members, so they'd probably still have a legit shot of sending more than 1 team in most years as well.I totally forgot Richmond and Dayton as remaining A-10 members, although Dayton is a strong candidate to be the C-7's 12 member eventually so if it played out that way the New Big East would contain Georgetown, Providence, St. John's, Marquette, DePaul, Seton Hall, Villanova, Butler, Xavier, Creighton, St. Louis and Dayton... that's a very solid conference.