Report: Big East could change conference name as part of new TV deal

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Tuesday February 26th, 2013

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 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.

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