America 12, F--- Yeah!

By Vico on March 7, 2013 at 10:22p

The name has not officially been approved by the league's presidents. The conference also is considering several other names, sources said.

However, Covington & Burling, the conference's law firm, purchased and registered the domain name on Tuesday, according to WhoIs domain-registration data.

The Big East's law firm also registered other variations of America 12 on Tuesday, including,,,, and

The Big East -- the one you know right now as the Big East -- is losing the Big East name to the "Catholic 7", the non-football Catholic universities that will take the name with them when they leave the Big East.  This seems to be the name they've settled on.

To clarify (since I had to look it up), this "America 12" conference will include these teams: Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Southern Methodist, South Florida, Temple, and Tulane. Navy is scheduled to join in 2015 as a football-only member.  By my count, that's only 11 teams.  Soooo, there's something else in store.

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