Big East commish weighs in on how conference will handle realignment
As the realignment wheels turn, the Big East is looking to evaluate its options in terms of expansion.
Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman told The Athletic that with the FOX deal expiring in 2025, she will ask her presidents to at least examine expansion. “That’s in the back of our minds,” she said. “What school helps with our basketball aspirations?”
There have been several schools floated as possible additions to the league historically known for basketball. But Ackerman did not openly embrace the likes of Gonzaga, while Dayton and St. Louis have been mentioned as other options.
Asked about going national, Ackerman said, “nothing is crazy in this environment but we’re also mindful of details, like travel and logistics. Geography is not insurmountable, but it’s kind of high on the list.”