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

3 days 7 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 1 day ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

3 hours 12 min ago

Class 3, 4 and 5 State Championship Track and Field is scheduled today and tomorrow at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Several local athletes have qualified.

Class 4-Allison Hinson of St. Clair won state in the Shot Put this morning with a distance of 47-feet-3.75-inches.