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Monday, May 7, 2012
John Marinatto steps down

By Andrea Adelson


Big East commissioner John Marinatto has resigned, a source confirmed, leaving the league without a leader at a critical juncture.

CBSSports.com was the first to report the resignation.

Marinatto has come under major fire in the past year because the league was raided once again, leaving it without three of its flagship schools in Pitt, West Virginia and Syracuse. While Marinatto was able to keep the league viable with eight new additions, there are major questions about the league's place in college football moving forward.