My friends close to the UD program pray every day to be in The Big East. The A-10 is a 2 team bid conference and the bottom half is real bad. Real Bad! The Big East has been a game changer for Butler and yes there will be challenging seasons to make the top half of conference (like this one) and becoming a perennial top 3 conference team is a stretch goal for Butler. As a season ticket holder, the quality of life at Hinkle for in conference games is beyond the pale great. Every single team is worth watching, capable of winning and hardly ever a bad loss if they do. I pinch myself every day with our good fortune and sharp leadership getting us in when we got in. Now for my shameless plug. If we are going to have 12 teams, Dayton is the top pick. They have every quality the Big East requires plus 2nd best arena (Creighton better), 2nd best fan base (Creighton and Marquette maybe but UD Travels big time), incredible basketball facilities, they are known nationally because of the play-in games and for a quality basketball history, their coach and team is rising right now. The biggest road block is X sharing their market, but if X is against it, are we not automatically for it?