Soon-to-be-renamed Big East signs hoops deal with CBS Sports

Anthony Lee dunks during Temple's loss to Indiana. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

The soon-to-be-renamed Big East Conference announced Tuesday that it has an agreement with long-time partner CBS Sports to air men's baskeetball games through the 2019-20 season. Financial terms of the agreement were not announced.

"We are delighted to be extending the historic and successful relationship that we have enjoyed with CBS Sports since 1983,” Big East president Mike Aresco said in a press release. “This agreement further illustrates the excitement and anticipation that surround the re-invention of our Conference, and it will provide our fans across the country the opportunity to watch our games on network television.”

The league will have up to 12 apperances per season on CBS Sports. Half of those television apperances will be conference matchups. CBS Sports also retains the right to have the first selections to all games involving conference teams.

Temple will join the conference for all sports on July 1. The Owls rejoined the Big East as a football member this past season.