A lower than expected projection of revenue from a new television contract, plus a sense of weariness over the ongoing internal debate between football and basketball interests, have driven the Big East’s 7 Catholic non-football schools to the brink of making a mass exit,
The seven schools :Marquette, Seton Hall, Georgetown, Villanova, DePaul, Providence and St. John’s could make a move to officially dissolve the conference.
One source familiar with the talks among the Catholic schools said that break up of the Big East could happen in the next few days. “”We expect the Big East to blow up tomorrow,” said the source.
A 2/3 majority is required to approve to dissolve the conference, which the Catholic schools with a 7-3 majority would have.
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