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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Big East eyes new league name

By Matt Fortuna

Could the Big East blog soon be known as the "America 12 blog"? It sure looks like it.

From our Brett McMurphy:
The "America 12 Conference" is the favorite to become the new name of the current Big East Conference's football schools, league sources told ESPN.

The name has not officially been approved by the league's presidents. The conference also is considering several other names, sources said.

However, Covington & Burling, the conference's law firm, purchased and registered the domain name "America12.org" on Tuesday.

The Big East's law firm also registered other variations of America 12 on Tuesday, including America12Conference.com, America12Sports.com, American12.org, American12conference.com, AmericaTwelve.com and TheAmerica12Conference.com.

To read more from McMurphy, click here.

Early thoughts, folks?