ND's Swarbrick won't be Big East commish

The Big East does not have a new leader yet, but one key name is not in the mix.

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick told ESPN.com late Monday night that he will not be the conference's next commissioner.

"I am not and never have been a candidate for the job," Swarbrick said in an email.

Eighteen of the Irish's 21 varsity sports currently reside in the Big East, with football, hockey and fencing being the exceptions.

Swarbrick's name had reportedly emerged late Monday night.

The Big East has been looking for a full-time commissioner since John Marinatto resigned from the post May 7. Joe Bailey has served as the interim commissioner.