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BIG EAST TO ANNOUNCE NEW MAJOR MEDIA AGREEMENT WITH ESPN TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 AT NOON

Aug. 28, 2006

ESPN360 Coverage | Media Teleconference

Providence, R.I. - The BIG EAST Conference and ESPN will announce a new major media agreement from ESPN Zone in New York at noon on Tuesday, August 29. The press conference announcing the agreement will be streamed live on ESPN360, ESPN's customized broadband service. In addition, fans can listen to the media teleconference at 1:00 p.m. ET by visiting www.bigeast.org.

Michael Tranghese, BIG EAST Conference Commissioner, and John Wildhack, ESPN Senior Vice President, Programming Acquisitions and Strategy will participate in the press conference. Bill Raftery, college sports personality and winner of the 2006 Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, will serve as host.

Fans can get expanded coverage that outlines all the details of the announcement by visiting the BIG EAST Web site starting at noon Eastern on Tuesday.

ESPN has granted those people on the campuses of each BIG EAST school free access to ESPN360's coverage of the press conference. Fans can watch the press conference by visiting www.espn360.com and opening the video player.