Seven schools leaving Big East

Updated: December 16, 2012, 11:12 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- The seven Big East schools that don't play major college football have decided to leave the conference and pursue a new basketball framework.

The presidents of the seven, non-FBS schools made the announcement Saturday, saying it was a unanimous vote. The schools: DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova.

Big East spokesperson John Paquette told ESPN.com the seven schools will leave on June 30, 2015, per ...

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