Statement From Rutgers University, The University of Connecticut, The University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University
Presidents comment on meeting with Miami's Shalala
Virginia Tech
June 5, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C - Our meeting with the University of Miami president, Donna Shalala, was a straightforward exchange of views and ideas. The issues discussed are of great importance to our universities and all of intercollegiate sports. We remain intensely committed to preserving the BIG EAST Conference.

Richard McCormick, President, Rutgers University
Philip Austin, President, University of Connecticut
Mark A. Nordenberg, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh
Charles W. Steger, President, Virginia Tech
David C. Hardesty, Jr., President, West Virginia University