According to Curtis Eichelberger of BusinessWeek.com, the Big East conference will entertain the idea of a name change once the league’s realignment is complete.
“The unintended consequences of adding new schools is that all of a sudden the Big East is a national conference,” former interim commissioner Joe Bailey said at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit Thursday.
“It extends to four time zones in major markets. In one sense, it almost represents the United States in that diversity.”
I’m not crazy about the Big East making a name change, but I suppose it is necessary, considering the league now spans over four different time zones.
Any suggestions for a new conference name?