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Rivals Seton Hall, Rutgers sign 8-year agreement as Scarlet Knights prepare to leave Big East

New Jersey rivals Seton Hall and Rutgers are going to continue their basketball rivalry for the next eight years.

The schools announced Thursday that they have signed an eight-year agreement to continue the men's basketball series at alternating home sites beginning next season. The first meeting will take place at Rutgers Dec. 8.

The rivalry was put in jeopardy when the Big East Conference splintered this season. Rutgers will play in the American Athletic Conference next season before moving to the Big Ten Conference in 2014. Seton Hall will continue to play in the new Big East Conference, which kept all the Roman Catholic universities.