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Time for 'basketball' schools to unite?

Originally Published: September 19, 2011
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

"People thought we were crazy. No one thought we could do it. No way."

That's what the late Dave Gavitt said about the Big East just three years after he persuaded six other college administrators to take a leap of faith and join the league in 1979.

Now, 32 years later, the league might again have to defy conventional wisdom to survive.

The conference stands at its most critical crossroads, with administrators from football-only members meeting in New York City on Tuesday ...

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