Dec. 15, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
Updated Saturday, Dec. 15 - 6:40 p.m.
Below is a joint statement from UCF President John C. Hitt and USF President Judy Genshaft. Also below are statements from UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury and from BIG EAST Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco and the BIG EAST Presidents in regard to today’s news concerning the BIG EAST Conference.
UCF President John C. Hitt/USF President Judy Genshaft Joint Statement
"UCF and USF are committed to the BIG EAST. Under the capable leadership of Commissioner Mike Aresco, we are working together with the other 11 members of the conference to build a future that offers outstanding opportunity for our student-athletes and fans."
Todd Stansbury Statement
“UCF remains committed to the BIG EAST. Meanwhile, we will continue to focus on doing what we do every day -- making UCF Athletics the best it can be. UCF’s story is one of successful athletic programs and a respected academic institution. We are also fortunate to be located in Orlando, one of the world’s fastest-growing and most dynamic cities.
“We are committed to putting UCF Athletics in the best possible position for its future. We can do that by continuing to grow our passionate fan base, win championships and graduate student-athletes who will become tomorrow’s leaders. I am steadfast in my belief that UCF Athletics has a very bright future. We are looking forward to working together with the other 12 members of the BIG EAST to build that future.”
Mike Aresco/BIG EAST Presidents Statement
“The basketball institutions have notified us that they plan to withdraw from the BIG EAST Conference. The membership recognizes their contributions over the long distinguished history of the BIG EAST. The 13 members of the Conference are confident and united regarding our collective future. We have a strong Conference with respected national universities, and are working together to forge the future. We have a variety of options, and are looking forward with great partnership, collegiality and optimism.”