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 Amica Mutual Pavilion • Fiserv Forum • Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Hinkle Fieldhouse • XL Center
Related Big East Conference (1979-2013)

NCAA Division I all-sports conferences
FBS The American • Atlantic Coast • Big 12 • Big Ten • C-USA • Mid-American • Mountain West • Pac-12 • Southeastern • Sun Belt
FCS ASUN • Big Sky • Big South • CAA • Ivy • MEAC • Northeast • Ohio Valley • Patriot • SoCon • Southland • SWAC • WAC
Non-Football America East • Atlantic 10 • Big East • Big West • Horizon • MAAC • Missouri Valley • Summit • West Coast
Football-Only MVFC

NCAA Division I non-football conferences
America East Conference • Atlantic 10 Conference • Big East Conference • Big West Conference • Coastal Collegiate Sports Association • Horizon League • Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Conference • Mountain Pacific Sports Federation • Summit League • West Coast Conference • Independents