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John Marinatto's Big East: The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be

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"...this may be the best lineup we've had in the history of the Big East from top to bottom." - John Marinatto on the state of the Big East, January 29, 2010

"...the Big East conference is stronger today, in every way, than at any point in its history." - John Marinatto, at Big East Media Day, August 3, 2010

"The Big East is stronger and has more vitality today than it ever has had in its 32-year history." - John Marinatto at Big East Media Day, August 3, 2011

"When the dust settles, we will emerge stronger than ever." - John Marinatto, after Syracuse, Pitt and TCU decided to leave the conference, October 18, 2011

"...the future of the Big East is as bright as it's ever been." - John Marinatto introducing "new" Big East member Temple, March 8 2012

"We feel the conference is stronger than it's ever been," Cincinnati president Gregory Williams, after John Marinatto announced his resignation, May 7, 2012