The Big East could look to change its name as part of a new television deal with ESPN. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
The Big East Conference might be looking for a new name in the wake of a brand new television deal with ESPN.
CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler reported that the conference discussed a name change as part of television negotiations with NBC Sports Network. NBC reportedly offered around $20 million per season for the conference's television rights, but ESPN matched the offer.
The conference could then sell the name to the "Catholic 7" schools — DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John's and Villanova — that are planning to break away from the conference to form their own league.