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Today’s announcement that CBS executive vice president Mike Aresco will become the commissioner of the conference confirms the Big East is making television a priority. […]
“Hiring a television executive is not that surprising, since the next television contract for the Big East will be the most critical factor in determining the future viability of the conference, particularly as to whether the schools coming to the league in the next few years will feel they’ve made a good decision," he said. […]
To remain competitive with those other conferences both on and off the field, the Big East will need to secure a long-term deal this fall.