Xavier University officially joined the Big East conference on Monday, providing XU with additional exposure, a boost for admissions, alumni and fundraising efforts across the country.
To commemorate, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory has declared July 1 as 'Xavier University joins the Big East Day in Cincinnati.'
Two public events will be held on that day, with all XU faculty, staff, students, alumni, fans, friends and supporters encouraged to attend.
Xavier joined the Atlantic 10 conference in 1995 and has played in that conference since.
In March, Xavier was invited to join the new 10-team conference, which includes fellow private schools Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, and Villanova.
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