Big East Commissioner To Be CBS Sports VP Mike Aresco

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 10: Aaron Brown #22 of the Temple Owls fights for rebound position against James Bell #32 of the Villanova Wildcats at the Liacouras Center on December 10, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

The Temple Owls and Villanova Wildcats, both partial members of the Big East Conference, could learn Tuesday the name of its new commissioner. Reports are claiming its former CBS VP Mike Aresco.

The Temple Owls and Villanova Wildcats, both partial members of the Big East Conference, will learn Tuesday who their new league commissioner will be. And according to Mark Blaudschun of a NewJerseyGuy.com, it will be CBS VP Mike Aresco, who will be named the Big East's final choice later in the day.

The selection comes after months of searching by the league, which is currently being headed by interim commissioner Joseph Bailey III, who took over after John Marinatto resigned in May.

For the Owls, who this season are playing as a football-only member before being a full-fledged member in 2013, and the Wildcats, who are a basketball-only member, this move is expected to help the league earn more money during its upcoming television contract negotiations.

Since '96, Aresco has been a big part of CBS' properties, including contract negotiations.

For more on the Big East Conference, check out the SB Nation blog Big East Coast Bias. Meanwhile, VUHoops will have all the reaction from the Villanova Wildcats fanbase.

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