mooseheadcane, definitely agree that Notre Dame must join the BE or go. Should Tranghese be blamed for taking Notre Dame without football in the first place. Not sure he had a choice. The BE basketball schools are the primary reason that Penn State is in the Big 10 and Notre Dame is in the conference without football.
Couple of things that might change the future layout of the Big East.
Will the basketball only schools continue to slide in basketball strength? Georgetown is in danger of missing the Big East tournament. St Johns, Providence and Seton Hall are not much better.
Can Temple improve in the next couple of years with juco football requits and remain in the conference?
Will Villanova upgrade to 1A?
Will NBC renew the ND tv contract?
If the BE basketball only schools do not start showing some life, a future Big East could include the following type of schenerio:
Syracuse, Rutgers, BC, UConn, Pitt, Temple, WV, Louisville, Va Tech, Miami