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Wichita State Coming Aboard, But Aresco Says Not To Expect More AAC Expansion

Wichita State Coming Aboard, But Aresco Says Not To Expect More AAC Expansion

The American Athletic Conference got the upgrade its men's basketball programs desired but, commissioner Mike Aresco asserted, the addition of Wichita State is not the start of a trend.

"We did not want to go to the model of having multiple basketball only schools," Aresco said Friday, after conference presidents voted unanimously to invite Wichita State. "You never say never, but it's not a good idea. You get a lot of dysfunction there."

Aresco referred to the last years of the old Big East, as it became a hodgepodge of football and non-football schools and ultimately broke apart, the basketball-driven programs forming a new Big East, the others...

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