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TheRoundUp 5/8: Big East faces uncertain future as Marinatto departs

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Big East: John Marinatto Is Out As Big East Commissioner - Courant.com
Yet until the day the Big East splits, the commissioner must have two things: 1. The verve, the smarts and the diplomatic skills to gain mucho respect from the member schools. 2. The ability to nail down the kind of television money to make the other problems seem smaller. Marinatto was 0-for-2 on that count.

John Marinatto resigns as Big East commissioner
"After a great deal of thought and prayer, I have decided to step down as commissioner of the Big East Conference," Marinatto said in a statement. "I have been associated with this league for my entire adult life and have had the tremendous honor of serving as its Commissioner since 2009."

The Day - Local Roundup: Fuller's homer wins it for UConn | News from southeastern Connecticut
Fuller, the former Old Lyme High School and UConn-Avery Point standout, hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning Sunday to give the UConn baseball team a 6-4 win over Cincinnati in a Big East Conference game.

The Day - UConn women release non-conference slate | News from southeastern Connecticut
The Huskies' nonconference schedule was released Monday, including a game at Stanford on Dec. 29 and one against Baylor at home on a date to be announced. UConn plays Notre Dame in the Big East Conference.

UConn Women Lose Top Recruit To North Carolina - Courant.com
She is the second top UConn recruit to choose North Carolina over the Huskies, joining Xylina McDaniel, a forward UConn hoped would join the Class of 2012. Duke, Maryland and Tennessee also were in the running for DeShields.