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Volume 21 No. 6
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2 Minutes with the Big East's Val Ackerman

We talked with Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman about some of the issues facing sports.

A couple of highlights:

Biggest challenge for the industry: "The issue that everyone is focusing on is disruption in the television business. The possibility that that could have significant ramifications for sports properties of all kinds is in the back of everyone's mind."

What should the industry do better?: "Diversifying the management and leadership ranks. I've been in the business for almost 30 years now, and some days I smile at how far things have come, and other days I shake my head a bit because I think much more can be done."