Big East Ok's Catholic 7

The Big East Conference will be moving forward without seven basketball members. ESPN reports the conference will announce today that it has reached a deal with the newly formed Catholic 7. DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John's and Villanova will keep the Big East naming rights and play its conference tournament at Madison Square Garden.

The seven schools will leave June 30th and start its new conference July 1st. Butler, Creighton and Xavier are expected to join for the 2013-14 season. Saint Louis and Dayton are also possible members for the 2014-15 season to bring the membership to 12.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 23 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sullivan Senior Baseball Player Matt Foster. Matt pitched a no hitter against Union in a game at GCS Ballpark in Illinois Friday night. He struck out 13 batters and walked four while throwing 111 pitches. He also had one hit in the game. Matt is also very good with the bat. His .520 average and 14 runs batted in leads the team.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Early Thursday morning, I received news that vandals had broken in to St. Francis Borgia Grade School in Washington, causing extensive damage to several classrooms and offices. School was closed for the day as the Washington Police Department went about their business of securing what had changed from a school community to a crime scene overnight.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 38-year-old with the baby face and the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night with a unanimous decision in what was considered the highest-grossing bout in history.