The Big East Is No More

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The Big East is no more.

Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced that an agreement has been reached enabling the separation of the Catholic 7 effective July 1.

“I am pleased that this agreement has been reached,” said Aresco.  “With the long-term well-being of our outstanding institutions and their student-athletes of paramount importance, each group worked through a number of complex issues in an orderly, comprehensive and amicable manner marked by mutual respect.  We part ways as friends and colleagues and look forward to the success of both conferences.”
The presidents of the seven basketball universities who will leave released the following statement:

“We are grateful to Commissioner Michael Aresco for spearheading an agreement that truly represents the best path forward for each of our great institutions and the thousands of student-athletes who compete for our schools annually.  It is a great credit to Mike, our colleagues, and all involved that we were able to work through a host of highly complex and time-sensitive issues in such a short period of time.  We are pleased that we reached this amicable and mutually-beneficial separation by approaching each issue with a spirit of cooperation and shared respect.”

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2 thoughts on “The Big East Is No More

  1. Klems Comments

    A much as I am fed up with the “in fighting” of the Big East and the semi name calling–I am sorry to see the end of the Big East. Hopefully this transistion to a new League will be good for someone. I don’t see this as a great deal for Uconn.
    For the life me I cannot see why Uconn didn’t opt to join the Catholic 7 who are Basketball school. Uconn has never been anything but a Basketball school. The money wasted on a Football team and huge facilities that destroyed a perfectly nice Airport.
    How long does Uconn have before the realize that Football just isn’t that big at the college level for Connecticut.

    The school politicians/administrators will pump more and more money down the football rathole before they are replaced and calmer, clearer thinking minds see the truth–Uconn is NOT a football school. This tiny university has thrived on every thing collegiate–student athletes. Calhoun almost destroyed the Mens Basketball program by trying to get unacademic talent who could shoot but who couldn’t read nor write nor maintain a moral atmosphere.

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