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Big East Commissioner Aresco Says Renewal Talks With ESPN "Not Anywhere Near Done"
Published October 9, 2012
CHANGE ISN'T EASY: Georgetown Univ. men’s basketball coach John Thompson III said the Big East has gone from “unquestionably the best basketball conference in the country to now we’re just arguably the best basketball conference in the county.” But in DC, Liz Clarke notes Thompson “insists reports of the Big East’s demise are grossly exaggerated.” Thompson said, “Intercollegiate athletics is going through an evolution. We’re in the midst of it. It’s not close to being over.” Thompson added, "We have lost what have been traditionally key members. But the Big East still has New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas and Houston. We’re going through change. We’re going to look different tomorrow than we did yesterday. But there’s no need to cry for us” (WASHINGTON POST, 10/5).