The Big East Conference reached the West Coast today with San Diego State and Boise State added as football members in 2013, and Central Florida, Houston and Southern Methodist joining in all sports.
Val Ackerman was hired as commissioner of the Big East conference, adding to a basketball- heavy resume that includes being the first president of the Women’s National Basketball Association.
Big East Conference officials pointed 3,000 miles away to explain why they rejected an offer from ESPN this year that would have quadrupled the league’s annual television haul to about $155 million.
Yankee and MetLife stadiums would be interested in hosting the Big East Conference’s proposed football championship game once the college league expands to 12 members.
Texas Christian University agreed to join the Big East Conference for all sports, becoming its ninth football program and 17th basketball school.
Darth Vader might serve as inspiration for the Big East Conference, which must change its name after the so-called Catholic Seven leaves in three months and takes the league’s moniker with them.
The Big East Conference expelled West Virginia University, clearing the way for the Mountaineers to move to the Big 12 beginning with the 2012 college football season.
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