(WMC) - American Atheltic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco says he was expecting the outcome of Thursday's vote to give the Power 5 autonomy.
He says the AAC is working to provide the same thing for its athletes and programs and will not take a backseat.
Aresco says the main difference between the Power 5 and most of the rest of Division 1 is the amount of television money received.
He says the American, armed with a solid ESPN contract for its schools, including the University of Memphis, is poised to keep pace with the top conferences in the country both on and off the field.
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