Originally Posted by Slyder
I see it more as basketball schools taking the name with them and selecting specfic schools and "starting over".
Word. The basketball schools are looking to part ways because the football additions are hurting their brand, the last thing they want to do is adopt the A-10 brand and include the likes of Duquesne, LaSalle, Fordham and Rhode Island. The far more likely scenario is that they're going to try to keep the Big East brand, the tournament in MSG and then cherry pick the best of the A10 to get to 10 or 12 teams.
The days of being the premier college basketball conference are over but Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette and St. Johns with the likes of Xavier, UMass and Butler could still be a very respectable conference.