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SBD/December 13, 2012/Colleges
Big East's Seven Catholic Basketball Schools Expected To Leave Or Dissolve Conference
Published December 13, 2012
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TV RIGHTS KEY: CBSSPORTS.com’s Dennis Dodd reported Boise State President Bob Kustra oversees a school that "wields more power than ever in its 80-year history." If the school “bolts the Big East -- and it could, easily, today if it wanted to -- the reconfigured league falls apart,” unless Cincinnati or the seven Catholic schools “beat Boise State to it.” There was “interest from a rights-holder in televising Boise State's home games only, similar to Notre Dame.” That is not to say Boise State “would go independent, but it is a sign that the football program alone has television value no matter where it ends up” (CBSSPORTS.com, 12/12). AJERSEYGUY.com's Mark Blaudschun reported one of the networks that Aresco was “counting on coming through with a significant offer” for Big East TV rights was NBC/Comcast, which “ostensibly needs programing for its cable outlet.” But sources said that the money “offered to the Big East by NBC/Comcast will be very much on the low end of the spectrum” (AJERSEYGUY.com, 12/12).