On Lance McAlister's show here in Cincinnati tonight, Lance stated that SI is about release an article that the 7 basketball only schools in the Big East will be leaving the conference next fall and taking the Big East name with them. They are taking Xavier and Butler with them and it will be a 9 team league next season. They are speculating that Dayton, St. Louis, and Creighton will join the following season making it a 12 team league. There is supposed to be a news conference on Tuesday and they are announcing a TV deal that will bring $3million a year to the new Big East members, and the new alignment will be announced then.
2/28/2013 9:28 PM (edited)