In case you missed it, the Big East is not expanding. John Marinatto feels the need to continue issuing ridiculous statements
"The Big East is stronger today in every way than it has ever been," commissioner John Marinatto said during Big East media day Tuesday in a seaside resort town not far from the league office in Providence.
It's statements like these that make me fear for the future of the conference. Instead of being proactive, it seems the status quo is fine with everyone. The Big East needs to face the hard fact that if it loses three teams, the conference has a strong chance to be kaput. Saying foolish things about the conference being in a position of strength borders on lunacy.
Marinatto is a tough guy to figure out. One minute he's talking big about utilizing the New York market for all sorts of things and the next, he seems perfectly willing to sit back and do nothing...unless this is all some sort of smokescreen. I hope it's the latter.
"We may create a television network of our own or maybe a hybrid of the two," Marinatto said. "Everything is on the table."