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The Catholic 7 take a calculated risk

Originally Published: December 13, 2012
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

There is a perverse irony here now that the Big East is essentially defunct.

The league founded in 1979 on the strength of East Coast basketball essentially had to kill itself in order to save East Coast basketball.

And so in the completely dysfunctional process of conference realignment, we have now come full circle. The Catholic 7 (a name that Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown would appreciate) essentially is forging ahead much like Dave Gavitt once did, cautiously optimistic ...

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