So what do the Big East's non-football schools do now that they've pulled the old it's-not-you-it's-me routine and broken up with the Big East? They can form their own seven-team conference, but a basketball league with Georgetown, Villanova, and Marquette isn't all that appealing when it also only includes St. John's, Providence, DePaul, and Seton Hall. ESPN reported the other day that the Atlantic 10 was considering adding the the newest Big East escapees. Under that scenario, the A-10 would become a 21-team league, though. The Philadelphia Inquirer says those ditching the Big East might be more apt to cherry-pick by forming a league with Xavier, Dayton, and Butler, and perhaps Saint Louis, Creighton, and Gonzaga.
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