Found April 04, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
Gone is the Big East we knew and were luke warm at best about. That's a basketball led conference now, but for those non "Catholic 7" schools and some new members it's time to say hello to a new conference. Late on Wednesday commissioner of the once known as Big East, Mike Aresco, announced the new conference would be know as the American Athletic Conference.  No logo was announced with the name change and most had assumed the name would be "American 12," but thankfully the conference did the smartest thing possible and got outside of using numerical monikers for it's new conference.  ”Versions that included the word ‘American’ led every list,” Aresco said in a statement. ”American Athletic Conference represents a strong, durable and aspirational name for our re-invented conference.” Re-invented is the right term as membership will change quite drastically, not just because the non-football members of the old Big East are gone. Off to the ACC t...
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