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The Catholic Seven Agree To Leave The Big East

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Looks like whatever the Big East used to be is over as the Catholic basketball schools have decided to call it a dayand will strike out on their own, perhaps recruiting schools like Xavier and St. Mary's along the way.

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The repercussions for the ACC will be interesting: Syracuse, Pitt and Notre Dame may show up next year. If we understand correctly, Maryland is bound to the conference for one more year after this season as well.

Wait, we're losing track - we meant Louisville and Notre Dame. Sorry, it's getting hard to keep all of this stuff straight.

The losers at this point are Cincinnati and UConn, as both schools are left in a greatly diminished Big East. They're both widely expected to seek new conferences as well, meaning that when that happens, Memphis will have moved from the Old C-USA to the new one.

We'll have more later.