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"Is the Big East dead? That's utter nonsense," Aresco said. "You always have a perception issue to deal with and that's why we were out there, vigorously talking about what our conference is. We're not looking back, we're looking forward." [...] "We're going to be fine. We have a very bright future and vast potential. ... We have a ratings-proven product in basketball, a ratings-proven product in football."
"Nobody's going to argue that we're not the strongest basketball conference in the country," Aresco said.