Xavier fans, students, and alumni celebrated the move to the Big East today around Fountain Square.
“This is a party that’s been planned for 20-plus years. It’s neat to see everybody from Xavier Nation here in one place to make a day of it.” said Xavier athletic director Greg Christopher.
The new Big East conference is made up of ten Catholic universities. The conference will be made up of the following schools: Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova, and Xavier.
Many people involved with XU have said this move will bring more students to the school, more fans to the arena, and will even help recruiting in all sports.