Panther and Carolina Knights,thanks for the posts.
Panther,good to see that you are posting more on this board as well as the BE MB.
Here is BE MB thread discussing the above linked article regarding BE HQ location at http://ncaabbs.com/showthread.php?tid=392179
IMO,this story is HUGE.
I believe that the question of where the BE HQ is located will probably indicate whether or not there will be a major Big East realignment in 2010.
The timing of this decision is rather "exquisite" against the backdrop of the reported BE five year moratorium set to expire after this school year.
As some have indicated,the BE BB league would likely resist any move out of Providence.However,the article mentions that this situation should be taken "in the context of the conference presidents suggesting a year ago that the office move out of Rhode Island".Also,does anyone believe the "COVER STORY" that the possible move would be made for cost containment purposes?
Bottomline: If the Big East Presidents can come together and decide on a "unified" future home of the league with a long term lease then all of the recent speculation regarding "major" Big East realignment can/should be dismissed(at least for the term of the new lease) as unfounded rumors.However,if this matter cannot be amicably resolved by next spring than "all bets are off" regarding "major" (we are probably talking split) BE realignment for 2010.
I will be monitoring this situation.