Big East Expansion: 5 Steps to Saving the Big East

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Big East Expansion: 5 Steps to Saving the Big East
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It's the end of the world as we know it, and I don't feel so fine.

Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and West Virginia are leaving the Big East less than 10 years after Miami, Virginia Tech, and Boston College left.  I'm not really sure we can call it the Big East anymore.

They quickly adapted to their new reality in 2003 after losing Miami, VT, and BC by bringing in Louisville, Cincinnati, and South Florida.

All three schools have developed unique identities and have flourished since their arrival.  

The Big East hopes they can repeat that success by picking the right teams to replace Pitt, Syracuse, and West Virginia.

The loss of Syracuse barely matters; they haven't been consistently good since the late 80's/early 90's.

However, losing Pittsburgh and West Virginia will be difficult to absorb.  They'll need to quickly replace them with quality programs that maintain the league's level of competition.

There are several options out there to help weather the storm, but let's look at five options that I can think save the Big East.  

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