Big East Adds Madrasas: Uses Holy War Narrative to Negotiate Bigger TV Deal

NEW YORK — With seven Catholic schools leaving the Big East, including league stalwarts Georgetown and Villanova, the conference is looking to add seven Muslim Madrasas. The departing schools will take with them a long history of storied rivalries, and league commissioner Mike Aresco believes that the new Muslim flavor of the conference will help drum up interest and give them the…