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Big East Conference
The Big East Conference
Big East Conference
(stylized as BIG EAST) is a collegiate athletic conference that competes in NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
in all sports except football, which is not sponsored. The conference has been officially recognized as a Division I multi-sport conference, effective on August 1, 2013.[1] Its nucleus is composed of the "Catholic Seven" members of the original Big East Conference: DePaul University, Georgetown University, Marquette University, Providence College, Seton Hall University, St. John's University, and Villanova University.[2] In December 2012, these schools chose to split from the football playing schools in order to focus on basketball, and in March 2013 reached a settlement, whereby they acquired the Big East Conference
Big East Conference
name, logos, and the rights to the men's basketball tournament
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New York City
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de Blasio
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Catholic Church In The United States
The Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in the United States
United States
is part of the worldwide Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in communion with the Pope
Pope
in Rome. With 70.4 million members, it is the largest religious denomination in the United States, comprising 22% of the population as of 2017.[1] The United States has the fourth largest Catholic population in the world after Brazil, Mexico
Mexico
and the Philippines,[2] the largest Catholic minority population, and the largest English-speaking Catholic population. The central leadership body of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in the United States
United States
is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The history of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in what is now the United States has its background in the European colonization of the Americas
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Athletic Scholarship
An athletic scholarship is a form of scholarship to attend a college or university or a private high school awarded to an individual based predominantly on his or her ability to play in a sport. Athletic scholarships are common in the United States, but in many countries they are rare or non-existent.Contents1 United States1.1 Overview1.1.1 Regulation and Organization1.2 Division I1.2.1 Origin of Athletic Scholarships in the U.S. 1.2.2 NCAA Bylaws Governing Division I Athletic-Scholarships 1.2.3 Future Directions2 Other countries2.1 Canada 2.2 United Kingdom 2.3 New Zealand3 Arguments for and against sports scholarships 4 References 5 External linksUnited States[edit] Overview[edit] Regulation and Organization[edit] In the United States, athletic scholarships are largely regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA)
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Northeastern United States
The Northeastern United States, also referred to as the American Northeast or simply the Northeast, is a geographical region of the United States bordered to the north by Canada, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Southern United States, and to the west by the Midwestern United States
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Midwestern United States
The Midwestern United States, also referred to as the American Midwest, Middle West, or simply the Midwest, is one of four geographic regions defined by the United States
United States
Census Bureau. It occupies the northern central part of the United States
United States
of America.[2] It was officially named the North Central region by the Census Bureau until 1984.[3] It is located between the Northeastern U.S.
Northeastern U.S.
and the Western U.S., with Canada
Canada
to its north and the Southern U.S.
Southern U.S.
to its south. The Census Bureau's definition consists of 12 states in the north central United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
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New York City, New York
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de Blasio
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Holy Cross Crusaders
The Holy Cross Crusaders
Crusaders
are the athletic teams representing the College of the Holy Cross. They primarily compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Patriot League. The men's ice hockey team competes in Atlantic Hockey
Atlantic Hockey
Association and women's ice hockey will be a Division I independent for the 2017-18 season before joining Hockey East for the 2018-19 season. The men's rowing team is part of the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges. Of its 25 varsity teams, Holy Cross supports 12 men's and 13 women's sports,[2] giving Holy Cross the largest ratio of teams-per-enrollment in the country. Holy Cross's athletic teams for both men and women are known as the Crusaders. Holy Cross is a founding member of the Patriot League, and boasts that one-quarter of its student body participates in its varsity athletic programs
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List Of NCAA Conferences
A conference is a meeting of people who "confer" about a topic. Conference
Conference
types include:Convention (meeting), meeting of a, usually large, group of individuals and/or companies in a certain field Academic conference, in science and academic, a formal event where researchers present results, workshops, and other activities. Athletic conference, a competitive grouping of teams, often geographical Authors' conference, or writers' conference, where writers gather to review their written works and suggest improvements
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ESPN
ESPN
ESPN
(originally an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based pay television sports channel owned by ESPN
ESPN
Inc., owned jointly by The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
(80%) and Hearst Communications
Hearst Communications
(20%). The company was founded in 1979 by Bill Rasmussen along with his son Scott Rasmussen
Scott Rasmussen
and Ed Egan. ESPN
ESPN
broadcasts primarily from studio facilities located in Bristol, Connecticut. The network also operates offices in Miami, New York City, Seattle, Charlotte, and Los Angeles
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Women's National Basketball Association
The Women's National Basketball
Basketball
Association (WNBA) is a women's professional basketball league in the United States. It is currently composed of twelve teams. The league was founded on April 24, 1996 as the women's counterpart to the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA), and league play started in 1997. The regular season is played from May to September with the All Star game being played midway through the season in July and the WNBA Finals
WNBA Finals
at the end of September until the beginning of October. Five WNBA teams have direct NBA counterparts and play in the same arena: the Indiana Fever, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Sparks, Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, and Washington Mystics
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Georgetown Hoyas
Georgetown
Georgetown
or George Town may refer to:Contents1 Places1.1 Africa 1.2 Asia 1.3 Australia 1.4 Europe 1.5 North America1.5.1 Bahamas 1.5.2 Belize 1.5.3 Canada 1.5.4 Caribbean 1.5.5 United States1.6 South America2 Transport 3 Schools, colleges and universities 4 See alsoPlaces[edit] Africa[edit]George, Western Cape, South Africa, formerly known as Georgetown Janjanbureh, the Gambia, formerly known as Georgetown Georgetown, Ascension Island, main settlement of the British territory of Ascension IslandAsia[edit]Geo
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National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA)[a] is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States
United States
and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. In its 2016-17 fiscal year the NCAA took in $1.06 billion dollars in revenue, over 82% of which was generated by the Division I Men's Basketball
Basketball
Tournament
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University Of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut
Connecticut
(UConn) is a public land grant, National Sea Grant and National Space Grant research university in Storrs, Connecticut, United States.[3] It was founded in 1881. The primary 4,400-acre (17.8 km2) campus is in Storrs, Connecticut, approximately a half hour's drive from Hartford
Hartford
and 90 minutes from Boston. It is a flagship university that is ranked as the best public national university in New England
New England
and is tied for No. 18 in Top Public Schools and No. 56 in National Universities in the 2018 U.S
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Miami Hurricanes
The Miami Hurricanes
Miami Hurricanes
(known informally as UM or UMiami or The U) are the varsity sports teams of the University of Miami, located in the Coral Gables suburb of Miami, Florida. They compete in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
(ACC). The university fields 15 athletic teams for 17 varsity sports.[3] Men's teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, diving, football, tennis, and track and field. Women's teams compete in basketball, cross-country, swimming and diving, golf, rowing, soccer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. UM has approximately equal participation by male and female varsity athletes in these sports.[4] The athletic department's colors are orange, green, and white.[5] The school mascot is Sebastian the Ibis
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Boston College Eagles
The Boston College
Boston College
Eagles are the athletic teams that represent Boston College. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level ( Football Bowl Subdivision
Football Bowl Subdivision
(FBS) sub-level for football), primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).Contents1 Nickname and mascot history 2 Teams2.1 Football 2.2 Basketball 2.3 Ice hockey 2.4 Baseball 2.5 Lacrosse 2.6 Soccer 2.7 Softball 2.8 Notable non-varsity sports2.8.1 Rugby 2.8.2 Men's Rowing3 Conferences and affiliations3.1 Move to the ACC4 Championships4.1 NCAA
NCAA
team championships 4.2 Other team championships5 Conference championships 6 Facilities 7 Academics 8 Director of Athletics 9 Footnotes 10 External linksNickname and mascot history[edit] The Eagle nickname and mascot for Boston
Boston
College's teams were given by Rev
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