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What's In A Name? Battle Of "Big East" Moniker Likely To Occur Between Two Groups
Published December 27, 2012
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: In Indianapolis, David Woods noted that Butler basketball coach Brad Stevens "reinforced what university president James Danko said in a statement about conference realignment: Butler will do what is best for the school." Stevens said of the seven non-football schools leaving the Big East, "I definitely agree with the decision. They had to." Butler announced in May that it was "leaving the Horizon League for the Atlantic 10." The new league likely "wouldn't begin play until 2014-15." But if it debuts "as early as next season, Butler could be in three leagues in as many years" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 12/24).