Take the money and run
On July 1, the divorce between the Big East and Catholic 7 schools will finally become official.
The Catholic 7 crew gets the Big East name and the house (well, at least Madison Square Garden). The current Big East was awarded the majority of the money but must come up with a new name for its conference.
America 12 Conference was a favorite of commissioner Mike Aresco, but the league's presidents kicked it back because they don't want a number in the name, sources said.
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