Patrick Ewing is sad to see the conference he help build, disintegrate. - Elsa
A source is telling ESPN that the seven Catholic schools of the Big East Conference- Georgetown, St. John's, DePaul, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, and Villanova have agreed to leave the conference.
"How?" is still undetermined.
BREAKING: Sources: 7 schools agree to leave Big East: Marquette, DePaul, St. John's, Georgetown, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 14, 2012
Brett McMurphy from ESPN, who has been all over this topic, added that the Catholic-7 won't be departing the conference [without fees] for 27 months.