The commissioner of the renamed American Athletic Conference says a decision on where to hold its basketball tournaments could come in the next two weeks.
ESPN has until Thursday to match NBC Sports Network's seven-year, $20-$23 million per year offer to retain the Big East's media rights, league sources told ESPN.
When Syracuse announced last year it was leaving the Big East for the ACC, former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese said it "ripped out the heart" of the league's seven Catholic basketball schools.
The seven Big East schools that don't play FBS football have decided to leave the conference and pursue a new basketball framework.
The seven Catholic schools in the Big East have agreed to leave the conference, but Georgetown is not on board with the process of departure, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino is actively lobbying the Big East Conference and its member schools to add Memphis and Temple to the conference, regardless of whether or not the Big East adds Central Florida, Houston or SMU.