Have we ever had to mourn the passing of a once mighty college football conference? Because we may very well be doing that within the next month or so.
The Big East is slowly coming to an end. An end that may be sped up by the possible departure of 7 non-football playing schools from the conference.
Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com reports that: DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova are expected to make a decision about their athletic futures in the next couple of days. And it appears the emboldened Atlantic 10 would be a likely home for them.
It would make the A-10 a REALLY big conference, but also one with some amazing names in it.
Read the ESPN.com story RIGHT HERE
If this happens, the once "Power" basketball conference will be no longer. Heck, the 4-letter themselves grew their college hoops project on the backbone of these "Power" basketball schools. Combine it with Pitt and Syracuse leaving for the ACC, and basically, you have Cincinnati, UConn and South Florida along with a slew of Conference USA replacements and in Football, Boise State.
Oh, and did we mention that Cincinnati and UConn were falling all over themselves to try and replace Maryland when they announced they were leaving the ACC?
So....realignment is far from dead. The Big East and it's schools have a big decision to make. Yes, they can survive as a football conference with the additions they've made. But those moves have just made it C-USA, nothing more, nothing less.