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New Big East adds Butler, 2 others

Updated: March 20, 2013, 3:34 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- It's official. The Big East has been reborn.

The seven Catholic schools that are leaving the old conference have added Butler, Xavier and Creighton to their ranks. The new league, under the old name, officially commences operations July 1.

The Big East men's basketball tournament will continue to be played at Madison Square Garden in New York. And the conference has agreed to a 12-year television contract with Fox Sports.

"Today we relaunch ...

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