Big East Conference

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Big East Conference
Years Active
Prior Name(s)/Conference(s)
Successor Conference(s)
American Athletic Conference (football only)

The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that competes in NCAA Division I in all sports except college football, which is not sponsored. The conference has been officially recognized as a Division I multi-sport conference since 2013.

In 2013 the original Big East splintered between football and non-football schools. The non-football teams retained the rights to the Big East name and history, while the football teams reformed as the American Athletic Conference. Both conferences share a common history and lineage from 1979 through 2013.


Full members

School Location Joined
Butler Bulldogs Indianapolis, Indiana 2013
Creighton Bluejays Omaha, Nebraska 2013
DePaul Blue Demons Chicago, Illinois 2005
Georgetown Hoyas Washington, D.C. 1979
Marquette Golden Eagles Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2005
Providence Friars Providence, Rhode Island 1979
St. John's Red Storm Queens, New York 1979
Seton Hall Pirates South Orange, New Jersey 1979
Villanova Wildcats Villanova, Pennsylvania 1980
UConn Huskies Storrs, Connecticut 1979
Xavier Musketeers Cincinnati, Ohio 2013


Programs by season


Season/Date Opponent Venue
March 9-12, 2016 2016 Big East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden

Media guides and yearbooks by season

2020s 2020-21
Big East Conference (2013-present)
Full members Butler Bulldogs • Creighton Bluejays • DePaul Blue Demons • Georgetown Hoyas • Marquette Golden Eagles • Providence Friars • St. John's Red Storm • Seton Hall Pirates • UConn Huskies • Villanova Wildcats • Xavier Musketeers
Venues Fiserv Forum • Hinkle Fieldhouse • XL Center
Related Big East Conference (1979-2013)
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: Big East Conference • West Coast Conference • Western Athletic Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference • Southwest Conference