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Want to name the Big East? You might get a chance

The (old) Big East, which is losing its name to the Catholic 7 basketball schools, is considering opening up to social media for conference name suggestions, according to a league source.

The league would likely do this via Twitter. Start brainstorming.

The league is currently considering a list of names provided by its branding firm. ESPN reported the league's lawyers bought the domain for "America 12."

The Big East on Friday finalized its 7-12 split with the Catholic schools and will emerge as a 10-team football league for 2013-14. Navy joins the league in 2015, and Tulsa has been the in-office favorite for the 12th spot for awhile. Talks with Tulsa could re-engage now that the C-7 breakup is complete.

The Big East just finalized a television deal with ESPN that one TV source said will be worth right at $20 million per year for basketball and football from 2014-20.


Jeremy Fowler is a national college football insider with CBSSports.com. Fowler joined CBS in 2012 after covering the Minnesota Vikings for the St. Paul Pioneer Press for two seasons and covering the Florida Gators for the Orlando Sentinel for two years. Fowler is also a contributor to the CBS Sports Network.
 
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