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Big East To Be Renamed American Athletic Conference, Twitter Reacts

What's the verdict?

The big mystery in the always changing world of conference realignment has been what the old Big East will be renamed to. As part of the settlement between the football schools and the basketball schools, the basketball schools – the Catholic 7 – were granted the rights to the Big East name, leaving the football schools without a name.

The mystery was solved on Wednesday, when the conference announced that its name going forward would be the American Athletic Conference.

Obviously, reaction to this new conference, particularly from fans of the Big East leftovers – Connecticut, Cincinnati and South Florida – has been pretty negative, and Wednesday's announcement paved the way for fans to have a little fun. Here's what they had to say.