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Big East was planning TV before losses

Updated: October 19, 2011, 6:03 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Big East was working on a plan for members to hand over their most lucrative television rights to the league before Syracuse and Pittsburgh decided to leave.

Commissioner John Marinatto said the league plans to revive discussions about grant of rights when the conference becomes more stable.

A grant of rights is a contractual agreement between a conference and school that makes switching leagues virtually impossible. The school would have to leave the TV rights for ...

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