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New Big East adds 3

Thu., March 21, 2013, midnight

The reconfigured Big East officially got three new members on Tuesday – Butler, Creighton and Xavier – and will start play next season with its tournament at Madison Square Garden and a lucrative broadcasting contract from Fox. The reworked league, put together after a split with the old Big East was completed earlier this month, will feature the so-called Catholic 7 schools from the old conference plus the three new arrivals. Together, the basketball-oriented schools have a 12-year deal with Fox worth about $600 million. Butler and Xavier are leaving the Atlantic 10. Creighton departs the Missouri Valley Conference. – AP


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