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Catholic 7 "Close, Very Close" To Announcement On Future

Some factions among the Catholic 7 are still lobbying for a departure by this July


The below is from our guy, who has been killing it with the Big East negotiations:

The Big East is now in Phase II of its plans for the immediate future. With the television deal with ESPN for basketball and football almost official (it still has to be approved by the Big East Presidents) Big East commissioner Mike Aresco is now focusing on the break up with the Catholic 7 group of schools (Seton Hall, Georgetown, Marquette, Villanova, Providence, St. John's, and DePaul) who are leaving the conference.

No official date has been announced, but July of 2014 still seems the most reasonable departure date for not only the Catholic 7, but for Notre Dame, Louisville and Rutgers, who also have announced their departure for the ACC and the Big Ten.

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