Big East, Big Ten to hold challenge

Updated: May 4, 2014, 9:04 PM ET
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

At his heart, Dave Gavitt was an innovator, a tinkerer who was always looking for ways to make the game of college basketball better.

No doubt, then, the Hall of Famer and Big East Conference founder would approve of the series that will carry his name.

The Big Ten and the Big East on Monday will announce a new partnership, the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual series of eight games between the two conferences that will run through 2020.

What separates this pairing from the others ...

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