Presidents of the Big East gave approval Tuesday morning for the Catholic 7 to become the Big East next season, according to several media reports.
DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s and Villanova will play under that banner.
“The seven basketball schools, which include many of the original founding schools of the Big East, have unanimously established the goal of continuing the storied legacy and time-honored traditions of athletic competition so closely associated with the Big East, including being the home of the very best college basketball in the nation,” a statement on behalf of the Catholic 7 said. “Details about the expected broadcast media deal, season-ending tournament and additional members of the new conference will be announced in the near future.”
The league still needs to determine where its headquarters will be and who will be the commissioner.
Butler, Xavier and Creighton could be asked to join the league, according to reports.
In addition, Notre Dame is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference a season earlier than expected.
Notre Dame announced the move Tuesday, six months after it surprised the college sports world by opting to join the ACC in all sports except football and hockey.