Last June, The Associated Press reported on the increasingly big money being paid to the major-conference commissioners. Many of them were making at least a million dollars annually.
Less than 11 months later, one-third of those six men have been pushed out of their jobs.
Dan Beebe was whacked last year in the Big 12. Now John Marinatto has been dispatched in the Big East.
Further down the food chain, longtime Western Athletic Conference commissioner Karl Benson jumped before he was pushed from that splintering league, landing as the new boss of the Sun Belt. Wright Waters is stepping down from that commissionership.
And in 2008, many Pac-10 members quietly celebrated the retirement of longtime commish Tom Hansen. That meant the league could modernize its mom-and-pop operation, which it has done under now-a-go-go successor Larry Scott.
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