'The traditional Big East is just gone'
"The traditional Big East is just gone. As a fan of the game, I think you’re going to be cheated. There are a lot of rivalries and history. Not seeing UConn and Georgetown play each other. I think you lose fans with that."
- former UConn forward Caron Butler reacting to the announcement that Georgetown, St. John’s, Villanova, Depaul, Marquette, Seton Hall and Providence are leaving the Big East. (credit: Associated Press)