A source close to the school under the condition of anonymity told me today that Seton Hall will leave the Big East following the 2011-12 season along with DePaul for the Atlantic 10. It's going to be a trade as Xavier and Temple will both be moving to the Big East. This is obviously not the news new coach Kevin Willard wanted to hear as after three days of recruiting, he now can no longer use playing in the Big East and at MSG every year for the tournament as a selling point. This news also should frustrate Seton Hall students, alums and fans who no longer can be guaranteed of a tourney bid if they win 20+ games. I, for one, have expected this to happen for many years already since the Big East is too big, but I didn't expect a trade off with the A-10 powers. I will further analyze this news after the jump.
APRIL FOOLS EVERYBODY!!!!