“It’s something that hit him very hard,” said Colonial Athletic Association commissioner Joe D’Antonio, who worked under Marinatto at PC and in the Big East. “And unfortunately, it stayed with him right until his last day.”
College football commissioners were afraid of the word 'playoff' just over a decade ago. Now, they're openly embracing an expansion to 12 teams and balking at the hypocrisy. So what changed?
While popular sentiment has the College Football Playoff expanding to an eight-team tournament, that isn't the focus of the sport's power brokers.
Instead of leveraging her epic women's lacrosse season, Charlotte North is instead a poster child for the ambiguity surrounding the NCAA’s new Name, Image and Likeness rules.