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Catholic 7 departing June 30

Updated: March 10, 2013, 10:45 AM ET
By Brett McMurphy and Andy Katz | ESPN

Three months after indicating they were leaving the Big East Conference to form their own league, the Catholic 7's departure date finally became official.

The Big East announced Friday it has agreed to allow the Catholic 7 schools -- a group of basketball-only institutions within the conference -- to depart on June 30.

"I am pleased that this agreement has been reached," Big East commissioner Mike Aresco said. "With the long-term well-being of our outstanding institutions and their ...

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