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.

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