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Big East Expansion: John Marinatto Visits Air Force To Make A Pitch

Big East commissioner John Marinatto was in Colorado Springs on Wednesday to meet with Air Force. Marinatto was reportedly pitching the benefits of joining the Big East to Air Force as he looks to save the football portion of his conference. As the world of college realignment turns, the Big East is in a perilous position, and may continue to lose football members as it continues to play out.

The report comes from Frank Schwab, the Air Force beat writer for The Gazzette.

Air Force confirms Big East commissioner John Marinatto and associate commish John Carparelli were in Colorado Springs to meet w/ AF leaders. It was an informational meeting, little less than two hours, on why the Big East is a good fit for AFA. Gould, Mueh and Calhoun participated

Wednesday was a day of "Where in the world is Marinatto," with rumors about his location popping up throughout the day. At one point, Marinatto was reportedly in Boise, visiting Boise State, though nothing has been confirmed.

It's unclear whether Marinatto's attempts to save his conference will be successful, especially if Louisville and/or West Virginia are given invitations to the Big 12.

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