Schools make pledge to stay in Big East

Updated: September 21, 2011, 2:10 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Big East commissioner John Marinatto said Tuesday that all of the members of his conference are committed to staying together, the result of a three-hour meeting in New York between presidents and athletic directors from the Big East football schools.

Marinatto said each member pledged to remain in the conference and the membership -- including Notre Dame and the seven other non-football members -- is committed to aggressively recruiting replacements for Syracuse and ...

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