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Statement from BIG EAST Commissioner John Marinatto

 Statement from BIG EAST Commissioner John Marinatto
 
"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.   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."