Linda Bruno resigning as commissioner of the Atlantic 10 Print
Written by Admin   
Wednesday, 05 December 2007 10:31
NCAAB Headline News


 The first female commissioner of a major college conference will resign next year after leading the Atlantic 10 since 1994.
Linda Bruno's resignation will take effect June 30. That will leave two other women as commissioners of Division I conferences - Carolyn Schlie Femovich of the Patriot League and Brenda Weare of the Northeast Conference.
``It wasn't an easy decision, it never is when things are going good, but it is a good time to try something else with the league in pretty good shape,'' Bruno said Wednesday from the conference office in Philadelphia.
She said she has no definite plans.
``College athletics is all I know,'' she said with a laugh. ``Right now I plan to stay involved, but I haven't ruled out everything else.''
Bruno was an associate commissioner at the Big East when she chosen as the Atlantic 10's fourth full-time commissioner on June 14, 1994.
``I was very fortunate to have worked with very good people,'' Bruno said of her early career. ``We accomplished a lot. It's been a fun ride and none of that will go away for me.''
Under Bruno, the Atlantic 10 added Charlotte, Dayton, Fordham, La Salle, Richmond, and Saint Louis and the conference negotiated a deal with ESPN, the most lucrative and extensive television package in league history.
The Atlantic 10 earned multiple berths to the NCAA tournament 11 times in Bruno's 13 years, including five bids in 1997 and 1998, and Massachusetts reached the Final Four in 1996. The conference sent multiple teams to the NCAA women's tournament 12 times in that span.
``When we had five teams in the NCAA tournament would have been the highlight for me,'' Bruno said. ``It made people look at us and say `Hey, they're for real.' I am also very proud, and I hate to use the term BCS when we're talking basketball, but in the time of BCS football, we're a legitimate basketball conference and that will continue with the commitment of our athletic directors and presidents.''
Bruno was on a number of NCAA committees including the women's Division I tournament committee from 1990-96, serving as the chair for the last three years.
``On behalf of the Council of Presidents and the entire Atlantic 10 Conference, I want to thank Linda for her many years of service and commitment,'' Xavier President Fr. Michael J. Graham said in a statement.
 

NCAABB Team Pages

Top NCAABB Public Bets

View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NCAABB Futures

NCAA BASKETBALL TEAM MENS TOURNAMENT ODDS CURRENT
FLORIDA 1/1
KENTUCKY 5/2
WISCONSIN 7/2
UCONN 7/1
UNLV OFF
ARIZONA OFF
MARYLAND OFF
OREGON OFF
GEORGIA OFF
DAYTON OFF
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com