The BIG EAST Conference Brings the Excitement of College Basketball to the Big Board

The excitement of college basketball comes to the NYSE as John Marinatto, Commissioner of the BIG EAST Conference, along with BIG EAST Conference Officials, rings the NYSE Closing Bell to kick off the 2012 BIG EAST Championship.  The Championship is presented by American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) and will take place March 6 – 10 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

This year marks the 30th straight year in which the Garden has hosted the championship event, making it the longest-running conference tournament at one venue in the country.  The BIG EAST is celebrating this milestone by asking fans to help decide the greatest moments, players and teams in BIG EAST history via their website,, Twitter (#Garden30) and Facebook.