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Reports: Creighton, Butler to accept Big East invites

Mar 16, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

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There are now reports that both Creighton and Butler will be withdrawing from their current conferences and accepting invitations to the new-look Big East conference next week.

David Woods of the Indy Star is reporting the news on Butler:

An announcement is expected next week. The goal is to get a new conference done before the second round of the NCAA Tournament begins on Thursday.

Henry Cordes of the Omaha World-Herald is reporting that Creighton has decide to accept their invitation and will leave the Missouri Valley.

None of this is a surprise; we’ve known these teams would be joining.

But it looks like it’s getting close to becoming official.

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