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NEW YORK - The BIG EAST Conference today announced that it will unveil "The BIG EAST Anthem," entitled Last One Standing -- written and performed by multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey during ESPN's broadcast of the 2011 men's basketball championship finals on Saturday night.
Lachey, a friend of the BIG EAST Conference, wrote and performed the song specifically for its inclusion around conference programming.
"Each of our 5,500-plus student-athletes at our 16 member institutions embody the message of this song each time they take the court or field," Commissioner John Marinatto said. "It is so appropriate for us to release this song while at the 2011 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Championship. With the potential for 11 conference teams to be selected for the NCAA Tournament this year, the last team standing will have survived the most difficult conference tournament in the country."
"As a Cincinnati native, I have had a passion for college athletics and the University of Cincinnati," said Lachey. "I have grown a strong affinity to the BIG EAST since it joined the conference, and think that this song represents the true test that these inspiring student-athletes face by competing in this league."
The BIG EAST Anthem will be the exclusive song of the BIG EAST Conference and will be played throughout select conference programming. Those in attendance at Madison Square Garden during the 2011 BIG EAST Championship game will see a video highlights montage produced by Gardenvision following the on-court awards ceremony.
More information about the song will be available on www.nicklachey.com.