The Big East conference is holding their annual offseason meetings in Ponte Vedra, FL this week. The meetings will be lead by Big East commissioner Val Ackerman and will include “planning sessions with the ten-member school’s athletic directors, senior woman administrators, and men’s and women’s basketball head coaches,” according to a release sent out by the league. The meetings began on Monday and the agenda items include:
- The 2018 men’s Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden
- The location of the 2018 women’s Big East Tournament
- The continued relationship with Fox and the Big East
- Student-athlete welfare
- New initiatives for the upcoming season
In addition to league and school administrators and coaches there will also be executives in attendance, including Fox Sports EVP Larry Jones, The Madison Square Garden Company EVP Joel Fisher, and NCAA SVP Dan Gavitt. Former Big East coaches and current Fox broadcasters Bill Raftery and Steve Lavin will also be in Ponte Vedra this week for meetings.
— Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) May 16, 2017
In Florida for Big East meetings. Rental car given: Mustang Convertible. Top down, 82 degrees, not a cloud in the sky. Is there a role call?
— Chris Mack (@CoachChrisMack) May 15, 2017
— Bob Driscoll (@PCBobDriscoll) May 15, 2017
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