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Gonzaga a good fit for the National Catholic Basketball Association?

December 17th, 2012 by cstark

With news of seven catholic universities in the Big East pulling out to form its own conference, it’s time for speculation.

Some have already speculated that Gonzaga and St. Mary’s, catholic universities in the west, could be included in a conference that features two divisions. Someone in jest suggested calling it the National Catholic Basketball Assocation. The logo? A basketball with a rosary draped over it.

Of course, travel would seem to be a major obstacle and would Gonzaga’s other teams remain in the West Coast Conference?

It’s way to soon to know the answers, but it’s interesting.

DePaul,  Gerogetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Villanova are the existing Big East schools pulling out.

It makes sense that St. Joseph’s and LaSalle from the Atlantic 10 would be interesting in aligning themselves with those schools.

Notre Dame’s headed to the ACC for football, and would fit right in with the Big East schools for basketball. Xavier, Dayton, Creighton, Butler and St. Louis also make sense.

Throw in Gonzaga, St. Mary’s, and maybe even Portland or San Francisco, and you’ve got a pretty juicy basketball conference.

It’ll be interesting to see how it shakes out.

The A-10 is reportedly interested in taking in the seven Big East school and forming a 21-team conference.

What do Zags’ fans think about joining a super conference for basketball?

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One Response to “Gonzaga a good fit for the National Catholic Basketball Association?”

  1. Vince Says:

    Given the Scriptural admonition that the first shall be last and the last shall be first, I suggest the new conference be called the Big Least.

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