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From Rutgers to the AAC: Tim Pernetti on the Move as New Commissioner

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
New Commissioner Takes the Reins at the American Athletic Conference – NBC10 Philadelphia

Tim Pernetti, a former athletic director at Rutgers and current president of IMG Academy in Florida, is set to become the next commissioner of the American Athletic Conference, according to two sources familiar with the move. Pernetti, a New Jersey native and former Rutgers football player, played a pivotal role in securing the school’s membership in the Big Ten during his tenure from 2009-2013. He resigned from Rutgers following a scandal involving men’s basketball coach Mike Rice Jr. physically and verbally abusing players.

Before his tenure at Rutgers, Pernetti worked in programming for ABC Sports and helped launch College Sports Television, which later became CBS Sports Network. He has been leading the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida since 2015. The American Athletic Conference is currently undergoing changes, with SMU leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference and Army joining the conference as a football-only member. The AAC will have 14 football members next season, including new additions such as North Texas, Rice, FAU, Charlotte, UAB, and UTSA. The conference also boasts teams like Memphis, Temple

By Samantha Jones

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