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Brighter future in Big East divorce?

Updated: March 8, 2013, 3:30 PM ET

The Big East's breakup is all but final with the news that the so-called "Catholic 7" will start play in the 2013-14 academic year. What's the prognosis for the new league and the football-playing schools they're leaving behind?

The breakaway members get to keep the old name and Madison Square Garden for their postseason tournament, but how will they fare in a world without football -- and football revenue? The "old" Big East is getting $110 million from the basketball schools ...

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