Big East Commissioner John Marinatto says he has been in
constant contact with Dan Beebe of the Big 12 and John Swofford of
the Atlantic Coast Conference in recent days and has suggested the
three meet to discuss conference realignment.
Marinatto didn't reveal details about his conversations with his
fellow commissioners but said, "I thought it would be important
for us to meet face-to-face and take the lead in trying to do
things the right way."
Beebe's conference, which nearly was wiped out last year when
the Pac-10 expanded, is in danger of losing Texas A&M to the
If the Aggies end up in the SEC, the league would likely need to
add at least one more member.
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