Realignment and St. John's future

All of the Rumble (and others') coverage of realignment and its effects on the Big East - in one place.

Val Ackerman hired as Big East Commissioner

Ackerman tabbed to head a like-minded group of ten into uncharted conference waters.

New Under Armour deal a step up for Johnnies

Under Armour likes the visibility. St. John's likes the exposure and the money. The deal is looking like a win.

Big East has to help itself to remain elite

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The new Big East cannot afford to ease into its transition to become an immediate basketball power.

The night the Big East torch was passed

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Louisville gave old Big East fans one last night on top before the new league breaks ground.

The first day of the rest of the Big East

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A press conference with a lot of fireworks, as the Big East announces the continuation of tournament at Madison Square Garden, the additions of Butler, Creighton, and Xavier, and a search for a...

Big East conference will rise again in July

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The public announcement of the separation between the Big East and the football schools.

Report: hoops-only Big East to start next season

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The basketball schools will keep the name (for a price) and are likely to keep Madison Square Garden as a tournament home.

C7 updates: Big East name, possible loss of MSG

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Two reports today shine a light on the future structure and naming of the Conference of the "Catholic" Schools, and the future of the Big East Tournament location.

Xavier would say yes if asked to the Catholic 7

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Outgoing Athletic Director mentions interest in the new league if the new league calls. The new league will call, Xavier, they will call.

Realignment doesn't mean Cuse can't be rivals

Despite the Syracuse Orange moving on to the ACC, the Red Storm and Orange will face off in a home-and-home series, as soon as this coming fall.

Keeping rivalries alive... but with whom?

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Conference realignment means the games we loved watching are no longer a given. Who do you want to see St. John's play home-and-home - or Garden "neutral site" games - with?

"Catholic 7" working on historic TV deal

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The Big East basketball-only schools are leaving the conference, and could be coming out on top financially.

Big East "Catholic 7" to leave In 2014?

Latest reports indicate the basketball schools in the Big East might be able to form their new league in time for the 2014-15 season.

Keep the Big East name or dump it?

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Is the Big East name important enough for St. John's future conference to pay for it?

Official statement on the conference split

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The split is official - but the timing, name, and makeup of the conference is still in the air.

Report: Catholic 7 split not until at least 2014

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There's at least another season of Big East play likely, as the various programs sort out the monetary and legal issues of a Big East split.

Will a new league be high-major quality?

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Profiling the Big East "Catholic" Conference's additions in terms of NCAA history and attendance.

Big East's Catholics nearing decision to leave

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The next 48 hours should see a statement from the basketball-only schools about their decision to move on from the Big East... or not.

The A10 allure & preserving the Big East brand

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Discussing the appeal of the Atlantic Ten and Steve Lavin's comments about St. John's unique position.

Big East's hoops schools meet to discuss future

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Dissolution is discussed, no decisions made.

Estimated effect of realignment on BE Media Deal

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New financial numbers guess at the fallout from conference realignment for the Big East's media deal.

The crux of why the BE basketball schools haven't left - a bad financial idea.

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"If they do [form a Catholic league], they risk losing the conference label and then they risk losing the contact with Madison Square Garden for the tournament," the source said. "They don’t want to make a mistake by jumping out early and then not being able to get a pretty good TV deal, even though it’s going to be obviously much less on the basketball side. "That’s why it’s a waiting game because they’re worried about if they did something collectively and tried to reform with others. It all goes around to the brand of the Big East and the Garden."

Big East Source: ‘If bleeding stopped here, the basketball schools would be happy’ | ZagsBlog.com

Why haven't basketball schools left the Big East?

What's the break-even point for basketball schools to leave the Big East Conference? St. John's is one of two schools who recently wanted to keep the Big East together. And the logic makes sense.

Is St. John's slowly becoming a mid-major?

Other than its drastic effects on the Big East, conference realignment has yet to hit St. John's. Perhaps the Red Storm needs to act in order to save itself.

Louisville leaves Big East

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Louisville receives an invite to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Tulane, ECU to Big East

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Rutgers leaves; Tulane joins; the rumor mill centers around Louisville and Connecticut.

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