Siena Mentioned As Potential Addition To Catholic 7


In an article published in the Washington Post on Saturday, reknowed author, sportswriter and sports commentator, John Feinstein mentions Siena as a potential addition to the Catholic 7, a group of soon-to-be former Big East schools forming a new basketball-centric conference. Georgetown, St. John’s, Villanova, Seton Hall, DePaul, Marquette and Providence have all announced that they will be departing the Big East amidst the conference realignment craze that has changed the  college sports landscape.

In the article Feinstein explains that Catholic 7 members are looking to ultimately form a 12 school conference that would consist of two divisions made up of 6 eastern and 6 western (or midwestern) schools with Siena as a potential member of the eastern division. He describes Siena as, “a potentially appealing one because it’s a Catholic school that (more importantly) plays in a 15,500-seat arena in Albany, N.Y”.

Richmond is mentioned as the other possibility for the last spot in the eastern division, with no other schools referenced. Meanwhile Creighton, long rumored to be high on the list of possible additions, is ruled out by Feinstein’s sources due to travel concerns in non-revenue generating sports.

For further reading you can read the complete article here.


Mark Singelais of the Times Union spoke with Siena Athletic Director, John D’Argenio, and reported the following via twitter:

One Comment

  1. JP Quinn

    February 17, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Dear, 8 lb 6 oz baby Jesus…let us get in this conference. I would lose my mind every game playing the Johnnies, Hoyas, Nova, and Friars. I grew up in NYC watching the Big East in its heyday. This would make me so happy. Make it happen, Saints!!!

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