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Big East Expansion Map: No Longer Just The East

The Big East Conference announces their full expansion plans tonight, as they're taking a much-needed step to shore up the conference and rebuild. According to the reports out there, the Big East will bring in five new teams: Boise State, San Diego State, Houston, SMU, and UCF.

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But as you might notice from the map below, these teams stretch the definition of the Big "East". The conference is now a little bit all over the place: 

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Image from CBS Sports.

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But such is the price of realignment, where conference are formed and expanded based on television deals rather than minor details like geography.   

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Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.