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Marquette, six others vote to unanimously to leave Big East

Marquette, along with Georgetown, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Villanova, DePaul and Providence announced today it would be leaving the Big East to join a Catholic-based league at an undetermined date. The earliest the league could begin without paying an exit fee to the Big East would be June 1, 2015, according to sources. However, there […]

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2013 recruits respond to Marquette movement

Lost in the madness that is conference realignment — complete with millions of dollars at stake, late-night meetings in New York City with athletic directors and rumors floating around the clock — are the players themselves. Two members of Marquette’s 2013 recruiting class, point guard Duane Wilson and power forward Jameel McKay, spoke with Paint […]

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Source: Larry Williams active in leading Big East split talks

The day has come. After 15 months of limbo and departures, beginning with Pittsburgh and Syracuse, followed by West Virginia and TCU, then Notre Dame and Rutgers and finally Louisville, the seven non-football schools of the remaining Big East have decided to split from the football playing members, according to reports from Gary Parrish and […]

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Is the sky falling?

I was at work yesterday when I first saw the tweet that Tulane was to become a full-time member of the Big East. I chuckled to myself and kept working. Checking back in a half hour or so later notified me that East Carolina would be added for football. I closed my browser and planted […]

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Five Point Play V3: Realignment questions

In case you have been living under a rock for the past week, Syracuse and Pittsburgh opted to leave for the Atlantic Coast Conference. Other Big East teams may not be far behind. The Big East’s future is up in the air, and that’s not good for Marquette, a school without a football team. Football […]

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What conference realignment means for Marquette

Welcome to Marquette Fr. Pilarz! First you dealt with sexual assault claims against athletes all summer, which in some form or another led to the outing of Athletic Director Steve Cottingham. Then you witnessed Milwaukee becoming Compton where armed robberies were as common as the sun rising in the morning. And just as your inauguration […]

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