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Val Ackerman named new Big East commissioner

The new Big East introduced former WNBA president Val Ackerman as the conference’s first commissioner Wednesday. The hiring came after a three-month search conducted by the conference’s 10 school presidents. Ackerman worked alongside NBA commissioner David Stern before being named the first president of the WNBA in 1996. The University of Virginia graduate also served


After weeks of media speculation, it is now official: Butler University will be a member of the Big East. Butler will enter the new Big East—consisting of the seven Catholic schools departing the current Big East—alongside Xavier and Creighton on July 1. Butler President Jim Danko officially announced the school’s intention to leave the Atlantic