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Big East to Dissolve?

Another major shakeup could hit the Big East conference in the next few days. It is even possible that the once-mighty basketball power could be dissolved.

The seven non-football schools in the conference – DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Villanova – are “close to a consensus” on what they’ll do next. The plummeting value of the league’s television contract is a big factor. According to one report, the Big East is being offered about $60-80 million per year in current negotiations. Last year, they turned down an offer from ESPN that would have paid three times as much.

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