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Big East commish issues statement

Posted on: September 17, 2011 10:26 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2011 10:31 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Big East commissioner John Marinatto issued a statement Saturday night on the news that Pittsburgh and Syracuse are headed to the ACC.

“Although I was obviously very disappointed to learn the news about the ACC’s being in discussions about membership with the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University, I continue to believe the Big East Conference is well positioned for the future and that the events of the past 24 hours will unify our membership," Marinatto said. "We have been working steadily to solidify and strengthen the Big East  Conference and position us for our upcoming TV negotiations and I am confident that we will again emerge from this situation and remain strong."

Category: NCAAF

Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2011 3:20 pm

Big East commish issues statement

"other than that, how'd you like the play Mrs. Lincoln?"

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: September 18, 2011 2:14 pm

Big East commish issues statement

He's only saying that in a statment so he can continue to convince other Big East fans and TCU that the Big East will still be alive in a couple of years.

Down goes the orignial founder of the Big East.. and in a couple of years... so will the conference itself. All I have to say is that I'm glad Syracuse found another conference to join that isn't in danger of losing its BCS status at the moment.  

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 11:33 am

Big East commish issues statement

More pathetic conference, the Big 12 or the Big East? Maybe the two should just merge. Iowa State and Baylor were rumored to join the Big East and TCU is already in the Big East.

Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 10:47 pm

Other things he could have said... that he does not see any reason to be concerned with the huge iceberg in front of the USS BigEast, and looks forward to great success based on investments in companies like Borders, Circuit City, Lehman Brothers, and Washington Mutual. All is well!

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