Report: John Marinatto Resigns As Big East Commissioner

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What a start to the week..

According to our good friend Brett McMurphy over at John Marinatto, only the third Big East commissioner in conference history behind Dave Gavitt and Mike Tranghese, has resigned today.

As we know the conference has been anything but stable the past couple of years. Marinatto had been the boss since the summer of 2009. The conference is losing two of its pillars, Syracuse and Pittsburgh, to the ACC. Many connected to the league or have followed it were and still are broken by those moves that many also believe could have been prevented had the league been more proactive when conference realignment was headlining the sports conversation.





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9 thoughts on “Report: John Marinatto Resigns As Big East Commissioner

  1. weyuo

    They have to bring in a ringer here. Somebody that can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Somebody that can not only talk a dog off a meat wagon but make the dog pay to see the meat wagon pass right by his nose. And please….. I beg the powers that be DO NOT consider Jeff Hathaway even if he is willing to pay a dollar for the job.

  2. Dave

    Now if the Big East can get rid of those puny little catholic schools. They want a big part of the decisions but they bring little to the table. Georgetown’s influence on derailing the 1.5 billion tv contract pushed Syracuse, Pitt and West Virginia out the door. The days of catholic schools being a major player are over. They should start a CYO conference!

  3. RST

    Hmmm … does this mean there is another shoe about to fall? The unravelling of expansion plans, for instance?

    What’s your take, Dez? Inquiring minds would like to know.

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