The "Old" Big East Has A New Name: American Athletic Conference

April 4, 2013 at 3:28p    by Vico    

The American Athletic Conference is the new name for the former Big East Conference.

The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.

"Versions that included the word 'American' led every list," commissioner Mike Aresco said in a statement. "American Athletic Conference represents a strong, durable and aspirational name for our re-invented Conference."

Perhaps "American Athletic Conference" is fitting, since it's basically going to be another Conference USA.

On that note, the American Athletic Conference will have to compete with the Conference USA and Patriot League -- among countless others -- for the title of most patriotic college sports league.

USA #1.




Deadly Nuts's picture

Should have gone with American Athletics Association. Just to troll the NCAA...
Or the SSC. Sloppy Seconds Conference...


BuckeyeSki's picture

Won't the Southerners be all confused with two different MAC conferences? 'Murrican Athletic Conference and all...

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xFactor11's picture

I vote this as their new logo.

faux_maestro's picture

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Sean N's picture

American Athletics makes the most comfortable tshirts.

Hovenaut's picture

If you're a fan of the conference, are you an American Athletic Supporter?

Oh. Sorry.

American Athletic Conference Supporter?

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

lamplighter's picture

the AAC has lots of competition for the acronym

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

F*** yeah

Class of 2010.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I want that truck.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

J Leman approves.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Hovenaut's picture

'Murica ties and championship mullets........unstoppable.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

9Route's picture

I dig that Chevy truck, would be nice to watch it run over and crush a waste-of-money Chevy Volt.

I'm just happy to be here

sirclovis's picture

Can't tell if this is sarcasm or just straight up 'Merica.

9Route's picture

It's real, yo. Good luck driving a Volt in the snow...and at least that truck isn't a failed taxpayer subsidy.

I'm just happy to be here

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

So a bunch of teams left Conference USA for Conference 'Murica...
makes sense.

rdubs's picture

Exactly I think 9 of them were in Conf USA at one point.

MediBuck's picture

American Athletic. It sounds like a cheap sportswear company...

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jedkat's picture

I can't take credit but I quite enjoy the  CAD conference: ctrl + alt + delete

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