Boston College's former conference home has a new name.
The current (read: old) Big East Conference has announced that it will be renamed the American Athletic Conference and will rebrand in time for the 2013-14 season. Unlike other, more legitimate conferences which go by an acronym, the conference intends to emphasize "The American" as its brand. Not an acronym. OK, AAC.
I gotta give the conference credit: the Big East will finally finish in first ahead of the Atlantic Coast Conference ... alphabetically. Troll on, Big East. Troll on.
While not "American 12" bad the conference's new brand is still in the ballpark; at least judging by the reaction on Twitter. Seriously all. of. the. jokes.
I'm just going to refer to the AAC as the conference formerly known as Prince.— Chris Huston (@HeismanPundit) April 3, 2013
This @aac_sports exits. Could be real. Could be fake. Kind of how we all regarded Big East football.— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) April 3, 2013
Not sure if the AAC is a football league or a new company devoted to natural energy solutions.— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) April 3, 2013
Mike Aresco: "The American Athletic Conference will represent core American values of optimism, energy, growth & innovation." #WankingMotion— Sean Keeley (@NunesMagician) April 3, 2013
Will the groundskeeper at the Rent shed a single tear when he or she goes to paint the second "A" on the turf? #goaac— BC Interruption (@bcinterruption) April 3, 2013
A full set of marks for the American Athletic Conference will be presented in the coming weeks, but if the final logo isn't one of the four below, I'd be shocked.
HURRR I FOUND THE NEW AAC LOGO HURRR DURRRR twitter.com/usfvoodoo5/sta…— Voodoo Five (@usfvoodoo5) April 3, 2013