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Report: Three teams joining Big East next season are Butler, Xavier…Dayton?

Mar 13, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

Archie Miller AP

According to a report from Lenn Robbins of the New York Post this morning, Butler and Xavier will be joined in the new Big East by Dayton next season.

Robbins goes on to say that both Creighton and St. Louis will join the league in 2014-2015.

This is new. It’s become widely assumed that Butler and Xavier will be in the Big East next year, but most reports have mentioned Creighton as the potential third team to be joining this summer with Dayton and St. Louis coming aboard in 2014.

Robbins also noted that The Conference Formerly Known As The Big East (TCFKATBE for short) is looking to expand as well and is looking at Tulsa as a potential target.

You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  1. xli2006 - Mar 13, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    If Gonzaga wasn’t 3,000 miles away they’d be a great fit. Getting out of that laughing stock that is the WCC should be priority #1 for them (Mountain West makes sense).

    Notre Dame would have worked as well because of the non-Football link but it appears they were looking at all other sports in their conf affiliation.

    A few targets in the A10 and Horizon.

  2. docprin - Mar 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    What about Holy Cross?
    1) A NE team in the second largest city in MA – only 40 miles from Boston
    2) A former National Division I BB Champion (okay a stretch…it was 1948)
    3) DCA Center (at least 12,000 seat arena)
    4) Natural rivalries with many of the Catholic 7
    5) The alma mater of Cousy & Heinsohn….and my daughter

  3. tomtravis76 - Mar 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Now the A-10 has to relaod, more conference shuffling…great.

  4. creek0512 - Mar 13, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    The only thing surprising about this is that you find it surprising.

    Hmm…Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Omaha, and Dayton; the new Big East is looking more and more like the Big Midwest.

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