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Friday, March 8, 2013
Catholic 7 departing June 30

By Matt Fortuna


Three months after indicating they were leaving the Big East Conference to form their own league, the Catholic 7's departure date finally became official.

The Big East announced Friday it has agreed to allow the Catholic 7 schools to depart on June 30.

"I am pleased that this agreement has been reached," Big East commissioner Mike Aresco said. "With the long-term well-being of our outstanding institutions and their student-athletes of paramount importance, each group worked through a number of complex issues in an orderly, comprehensive and amicable manner marked by mutual respect. We part ways as friends and colleagues and look forward to the success of both conferences."

To read Brett McMurphy and Andy Katz's full story, click here.