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Catholic 7 is the New Big East

Why is the Big East conference delaying the inevitable? Everyone knows it’s only a matter of time before this pathetic excuse for a college basketball organization dissolves. With reports that the Catholic Seven could be official as soon as this fall, the official end of the Big East Conference as we know it is drawing near.

As it stands right now, the Big East’s most high-profile college football team will be Louisville. No disrespect to the Cardinals, but that’s not saying much. Sure Louisville is pretty good this year and probably will be for the next couple of years or however long Teddy Bridgewater is its quarterback but after that, we probably won’t be seeing much of the Big East in the new college football playoff set to take effect in 2014.

On the hardwood, the Catholic Seven will become the new Big East of college basketball…literally. These seven schools will keep the name “Big East” so they’ll be fine, especially with perennial tournament teams like Georgetown, Marquette and Villanova.

UConn, Cincinnati and South Florida are still undecided on what they’ll do as far as the new Big East is concerned and as usual, Notre Dame has no idea what it’s doing either. So basically, the new Big East will be fine in basketball, but will pretty much dissolve in football. Does anyone else think this whole thing is ridiculous?

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