No immediate plan to expand Big East

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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00 am

NEW YORK — New Big East commissioner Val Ackerman indicated Wednesday that the fledgling basketball-centric conference has no immediate plans for expansion. In addressing reporters at the league's first basketball media day, Ackerman did not rule out future additions to the 10-team conference made up of seven former members of the original Big East as well as Creighton, Butler and Xavier.

“I don't think anyone in college sports has a crystal ball and can tell you what their league or the NCAA is going to look like in the coming years,'' Ackerman said. “I think every conference has to be plugged into what's happening and what opportunities exist for it.

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