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Commissioner vows to keep former Big East relevant in football
Commissioner vows to keep former Big East relevant in football

You have to admire Mike Aresco's spunk. The American Conference commissioner refuses to concede that his football league, once known as the Big East, has been demoted to second class. In trying to inspire his 11-team fraternity at media day in Rhode Island on Tuesday, Aresco wisely chose not to quote eternal optimist "Bluto" from Animal House: "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!?" Besides, Navy doesn't join the league until 2015. Aresco, instead, turned to Abraham Lincoln: "Some see opportunity in every obstacle, while others see obstacles in every opportunity." The American Conference certainly qualifies now as an obstacle...

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