Big East hires CBS' Mike Aresco as commissioner
The Big East may still be in a state of flux, but it at least is no longer a rudderless ship.
The conference announced Tuesday that it has hired CBS executive vice president Mike Aresco as the league's commissioner. The Big East has been led by interim commissioner Joe Bailey since May.
"Mike Aresco will help assure the conference of a vibrant future," University of Cincinnati president Greg Williams said.
The Big East will begin talks with ESPN for a new TV contract on Sept. 1, as Pittsburgh and Syracuse prepare to leave the conference, with eight teams set to replace them.