Big East commish Marinatto quits, sources say
The conference announced the move in a statement released Monday morning.
"Our recent expansion efforts have stabilized the conference for the long term, and we are likewise well positioned for our very important upcoming television negotiations," Marinatto said in the news release. "As a result, I felt this was the right time to step aside and to let someone else lead us through the next chapter of our evolution."
A source said Marinatto's exit has been building for weeks.
Via Text Alert, ESPN is also reporting that Joseph A. Bailey III will serve as interim commissioner until a permanent replacement can be named.