Mike Aresco on American Athletic Conference: "It's a Great Group I'm Dealing With. It Really Is"
Among the highlights of what Aresco had to say:
--- Men's and women's basketball championship tourney sites should be announced in a week or two -- "or sooner". Wherever the men's tourney is held, it will run from Wednesday to Saturday, with the title game on the Saturday before Selection Sunday, as in years past. The men's tourney will be televised by ESPN.
--- The league plans on having a football championship game after Navy joins in 2015, and is "pretty far along with our own bowl," per the commish.
--- The league has an automatic NCAA tourney bid that didn't have to be obtained because, essentially, it never really lost it. In the eyes of the NCAA, the American is really just the Big East with a new name.