On July 1, 2013, the Big East become the conference as we know it today, officially adding Butler, Creighton, and Xavier.
In the time since, each school has made the NCAA Tournament multiple times, with Xavier making multiple Sweet 16s.
With all that in mind, what do the conference’s other fans think of the three additions? We asked the question on our Twitter account this afternoon.
Perfect additions. Great fans, coaches and winning cultures.— GoFriars08 (@acoste0803) July 1, 2017
Great move for the 3 new schools. Xavier gained a ton of national attention and were recognized as a top 5 team 2 years ago.— Tim Conway (@timconway1411) July 1, 2017
The move elevated the programs, and they have in turn, elevated the conference. Programs who prioritized growth and success have earned it.— Caleb Clarke (@cjfclarke) July 1, 2017
Pretty good— Chuck Lit (@Chuck_Witt114) July 1, 2017
its been a huge win for them, the conf & cbball in general. the amount of energy they & their fanbases bring to the conf cant b overstated— KenEc (@ghostxlix) July 1, 2017
About the only group that's been disappointed with what has happened in the Big East is ESPN...and it projects #2 for a Year 5. @kenpomeroy— Title (@Title_BU) July 1, 2017
Hard to argue with the results. 3 really high quality CBB programs. Win-win for all involved.— Matt Clark (@mattclark4) July 1, 2017
Great additions. They all play great basketball and have the schools and fans to back it up.— Matt St. Jean (@mattstdream) July 1, 2017
LOL, that's a clown answer, bro.— David Donovan (@DavidDonovanNC) July 1, 2017
But seriously, all three have been great additions. It'd get boring if Villanova won literally every game.
my thoughts is who are cuse, uconn, and Pitt anyway.— Dr. Hannan (@Doctor_Hannan) July 1, 2017
There you have it. As noted above, it’s tough to argue with the results, but it’s nice to see fans of other schools be able to recognize the positive impact the three additions have had on the conference.