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Sunday / June 16.
  • How the New Big East & America 12 Will Look Going Forward

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    With the Catholic 7 reportedly set to breakaway and become the new Big East as of today, here’s a quick reminder of how the new leagues will look going forward.

    Keep in mind that the ACC will reportedly accept Notre Dame this summer assuming the Irish can negotiate an exit from the Big East. Notre Dame had planned on remaining in the Big East until 2014 assuming the Catholic 7 did the same.

    But the Catholic 7 are now going to leave and form their new league — taking the Big East name with them — beginning July 1. They also need to hire a commissioner, set up league offices (potentially in New York) and organize bylaws.

    The old Big East, meantime, is reportedly set to become the America 12 even though it may only have 10 members next year.

    CATHOLIC 7/NEW BIG EAST BASKETBALL 2013-14 (10 teams)

    Butler

    Creighton

    DePaul

    Georgetown

    Marquette

    Providence

    Seton Hall

    St. John’s

    Villanova

    Xavier

     

    AMERICA 12 2013-14 (10 or 11 teams)

    Central Florida

    Cincinnati

    UConn

    Houston

    Louisville

    Memphis

    *Notre Dame

    Rutgers

    SMU

    South Florida

    Temple

     

    BIG EAST 2014-15 (12 teams per ESPN)

    Butler

    Creighton

    Dayton

    DePaul

    Georgetown

    Marquette

    Providence

    Seton Hall

    St. John’s

    St. Louis

    Villanova

    Xavier

     

    AMERICA 12 2014-15 (10 teams)

    Central Florida

    Cincinnati

    UConn

    East Carolina

    Houston

    Memphis

    SMU

    South Florida

    Temple

    Tulane

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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