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Big East reportedly looking at ‘America 12 Conference’ as new name

Presidents Day AP

With the seven departing basketball schools taking the Big East name with them, the schools formally known as Big East football members are searching for a new name with about $100 million in their pocket.

Per reports from Memphis Roar and ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, they’ve found at least one: the America 12 Conference.

It should be pointed out that the “America 12 Conference” is just an idea at this point, nothing more. Other ideas are under consideration too. It’s the much larger equivalent of securing a domain name when you’re starting a website.

That said, a minor suggestion: drop any name that features a number. The Big East, of all conferences, should understand this quite well by now as approximately 10,000 schools have come and gone through the league over the past couple of years. Give or take a thousand or two, of course.

But that’s not to say the Big East is far off in brainstorming its new naming options; quite the contrary, actually. Drop the number and suddenly the Big East is now the America Conference. (In the interest of full disclosure, I’m partial to this name because I came up with it on my NCAA Football ’13 dynasty. Custom conferences FTW!) Or, let’s make it possessive: America’s Conference. Maybe even drop a vowel: ‘Merica’s Conference. The idea of a title sponsor has even been thrown out there: “‘Merica’s Conference presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon” rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

All of these are relatively fool-proof in nature as any negativity directed toward them automatically results in hating America. And you don’t hate America, do you, America?

Didn’t think so.

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11 Responses to “Big East reportedly looking at ‘America 12 Conference’ as new name”
  1. tyler4richardson says: Mar 7, 2013 2:30 PM

    While we are talking conference name changes……. Big 12 and Big 10 should put literacy ahead of tradition and do a name swap.

  2. virusgvr says: Mar 7, 2013 3:00 PM

    Just remember…. You can only paint a turd so many times, but it’s still a turd.

  3. halbert53 says: Mar 7, 2013 3:13 PM

    One day Big 12 and Big 10 are going to fight over name Big 16!

  4. thefiesty1 says: Mar 7, 2013 3:23 PM

    Just leave it the Little East. That’s what it is. Putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t make it pretty.

  5. raiderufan says: Mar 7, 2013 3:23 PM

    Thank you for making the # statement . It makes so little sense.

  6. thraiderskin says: Mar 7, 2013 3:26 PM

    I like the name, but won’t half the country sue them for forcing them to use of the word America?

  7. cranespy says: Mar 7, 2013 6:45 PM

    How about Metro America Conference. They can then be affectionately known as The Met.

  8. secdominance says: Mar 8, 2013 8:38 AM

    America United Conference. No geographical or numerical restrictions.

  9. florida727 says: Mar 8, 2013 9:52 AM

    “America 12″ has a nice ring to it, as long as they actually have 12 teams :)

    Cue the Muslim protests over the name.

  10. mountaineer50415 says: Mar 8, 2013 12:25 PM

    Florida727: Are you saying that American Muslims are not American?

    Why not call the conference the “N.S.E.W Americans”. Maybe united they will stand. They do have teams from all points.

  11. darkbluegarage says: Mar 13, 2013 1:31 PM

    Conference names with numbers in them should be banned. They just sounds silly when the number does not match the actual number of teams in the conference!

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