Actually nine if you count UConn and Cincinnati who have been begging to join the ACC.
Talk about bad timing for ECU but this does not look good.
The Big East’s basketball schools – Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and DePaul – have been meeting to discuss leaving the conference and forming a basketball only conference.
The Big East’s new TV deal could be really bad. So bad that Boise State, San Diego State and BYU reportedly have contacted the Mountain West in the event the Big East becomes unstable.
Good read at SI.com saying that the Big East breakup is inevitable.
Should the seven schools officially leave, the Big East will have lost 17 different members since 2005.