Right where we want 'em.
Hoyas to be tested early and often.
The Big East basketball schools like Providence, Georgetown, St. John's, and Villanova, will never be better off, financially, on their own. Despite what is often claimed, those schools, were they to form their own conference and leave their association with the football-playing Big East schools, would get only a fraction of the television money on their own compared to what they get by being in a conference with football playing members.
The Big East is divided over whether to pursue Air Force or BYU as its 14th football member, while another option the conference is considering is a 16-team football league by adding Army, Air Force and BYU, industry and league sources told ESPN.Big East hung up on 14th member
Brey wants to play the Big East's Catholic-based institutions in nonconference home-and-home series, especially long-standing rivals Marquette and DePaul. Brey said he wants to add Villanova, St. John's and possibly Georgetown in the rotation of schools the Irish want to play.Mike Brey and Notre Dame can shove it.
ESPN has been criticized in the past for obscuring its own pivotal role in conference realignment. With Notre Dame’s move to the ACC, we have yet one more example.ESPN Should Mention Conflict of Interest Covering Notre Dame’s Move to ACC