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DePaul could be on the way out of Big East

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DePaul could be on the way out of Big East

DePaul has finished last in the Big East each of the past four seasons, compiling a 5-67 in conference play, but a 31-23 record in non-conference games.

However, the Blue Demons may not have to deal with the UConns, Syracuses and Louisvilles of the world multiple times a year anymore.

A report out of the Big East mentions seven teams non-football schools are debating leaving the conference, including Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova and, of course, DePaul.

The reason for this comes back to money, like everything else in the world.

The Big East's new TV deal is not as rich as it was once believed to be, meaning the non-football schools will be making a whole lot less than they were originally supposed to, before Louisville, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse announced they were leaving the conference.

Nobody knows where the seven schools would go from here, but one option is potentially starting a basketball-only conference for teams without FBS-level football programs, inviting teams like Butler, VCU, Saint Louis, Dayton, Creighton, George Mason and Xavier.

Cubs Talk Podcast: Giving Thanks to the Cubs

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Giving Thanks to the Cubs

In this Thanksgiving-themed episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast, Luke Stuckmeyer, David Kaplan, and Tony Andracki discuss what they're most thankful for relating to the Cubs (1:00), with responses ranging from the upgrades at Wrigley Field to the hiring of Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon.

Then, in a nod to Black Friday, our panel debates the best deals the Cubs have ever made (7:10), including trades for Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg, Jake Arrieta and more. Plus, Kap tells us how Harry Caray came to be the Cubs announcer after many years with the White Sox (15:00).

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: