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  1. American Athletic Conference, Rutgers announce settlement

    Feb 12, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

    Eddie Jordan, Robert Barchi

    When Rutgers made the decision in 2012 to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten, two questions that needed answering were when the school would make the move and how much it would cost them. Some programs involved in conference realignment have simply waited after making their decision, choosing to negotiate their exit fee,…

  2. Could the NCAA’s Division I setup be in line for a change?

    Jan 17, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT


    The current structure of the NCAA is an interesting one, with their being three divisions (I, II and III) with separate championship systems. Obviously at the Division I level schools can give out more scholarships than Division II schools, and Division III schools don’t offer athletic scholarships. But within Division I there’s quite the division…

  3. Proposal for a new NCAA “Division IV” doesn’t mention hoops

    Sep 28, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

    Harvard v Arizona

    The notion that big-time football should forge its own path has been in the wind for a while now. It makes us college hoops fans feel pretty squeamish, even if we happen to root for a big-time program, because we like our Big Dance and our Cinderellas, and that would change for good if the…

  4. Coach K bashes realignment again, calls it an ‘assault on tradition’

    Jan 15, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

    Coach K

    Coach K is fired up about realignment again. He first made his negative feelings toward schools jumping conferences public in November after Maryland announced its move to the Big Ten. At that time, he expressed concern for the future of the ACC, calling it “vulnerable” and predicting more movement. Now on his Sirius XM radio…

  5. Solving one of the biggest problems of Catholic 7 leaving Big East–exit fees

    Dec 14, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco Big East commissioner

    As news broke this past week that the Big East’s seven Catholic schools would break off and form their own conference, the one thing that has been the driving form behind realignment showed up again. Money. What was to become of the exit fees paid by schools that had previously defected from the Big East…

  6. With Louisville to ACC, where does Big East go from here?

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    UPDATED 28 November, 2012, 5:49 p.m. ET Mike Aresco took the job as Big East commissioner in August and was immediately hailed as the man who could save the struggling conference. A television executive by trade, Aresco has played the media negotiation game at CBS and was in line to sculpt a deal that would…

  7. College of Charleston reportedly takes first step toward CAA membership

    Jul 24, 2012, 2:28 PM EDT

    College of Charleston Wojcik Basketball

    After losing Old Dominion, Georgia State, and Virginia Commonwealth to other conferences, the CAA may be looking for new members and, according to the Post and Courier, the conference could have its eye on College of Charleston. According to the report, the CAA “has been in contact with the College of Charleston about the College’s…

  8. No Big 12 expansion expected in near future, commissioner says

    Jul 24, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

    Bob Bowlsby

    Months after the future of the conference was uncertain, commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at Big 12 media day that the conference was content with its current members and, though it is not taking an absolutist stand against the possibility of expansion, is likely not going to welcome any more schools in the near future.…

  9. Interim Big East commissioner Joe Bailey III says league is ‘very cohesive’

    May 10, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT


    Joseph Bailey III, the Big East’s interim commissioner after this week’s firing of John Marinatto, spoke with the media for the first time Wednesday and, contrary to the negative beliefs that some have about the future of the conference, Bailey maintained a more positive tone. ”I can tell you just from being in the meetings…