"We can compete with anybody in the country," Carparelli said. "I'm not into saying we're better than this conference or that conference, but the goal is for people to say the Big East belongs and they can compete with the best. I think they see it on the football field and in terms of our facilities."
"Those types of things are typical in any kind of business," said Carparelli, who is also senior associate commissioner at the Big East Conference. "I don't see those being a conflict of interest in any way for our committee members. I do think we should be more sensitive to those issues in the future, and the committee is going to be reviewing the issue moving forward ... and make sure that all the members understand the possible conflicts of interest."