“I’m confident we will have great news to deliver.”
As in great news for the Big East Conference in terms of television contract and bowl affiliations.
While the Big East has been taking shots from every different direction over the past year, the conference staff has been tackling the tough issues.
It's important to us that they brand the conference in the appropriate way and that they help promote this league and that we're true partners.
In a radio interview Sunday on WLW in Cincinnati, Nick Carparelli, the senior associate commission, indicated that the Big East’s new TV contract could come close to or exceed the deal between ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference that amounts to $17 million per school.
“Whoever our future television partner is, it’s important to us that they brand the conference in the appropriate way and that they help promote this league and that we’re true partners,” he said.
As for bowl affiliations, Caparelli said the conference is receiving a lot of interest from bowls from place where we want to play and on the dates when we want to play.”
Listen and learn, starting at the 15:25 mark:
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