New Big East boss says league is ‘united’



NEW YORK (AP) — New Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco says he would not have taken the job if he did not believe the conference had stability.

Aresco held his first news conference since being hired by the Big East. He was joined by University of Cincinnati President Greg Williams, the head of the league’s board of directors.

The Big East was gutted during the last round of conference realignment, losing three longtime members and a member-to-be. It has reconstructed itself as a national football conference that will span four time zones starting next season. The Big East also has an expansive basketball league that includes eight members that don’t participate in the football conference.

Aresco says the members are already united.