Conference Realignment: Big East Votes To Invite New, Unnamed Members

The Big East will indeed expand to 12 teams, said commissioner John Marinatto on Tuesday afternoon, meaning the South Florida Bulls will soon have new rivals within the conference.

"Our Presidents voted unanimously to extend invitations to specific institutions," Marinatto said, "including both football-only and all-sport members to join the BIG EAST Conference." The statement did not name the specific schools, of course, but it's expected that the same schools whose names have appeared in rumors of late will receive invitations: the Air Force Falcons, Boise St. Broncos, Central Florida Knights, SMU Mustangs, and Houston Cougars.

It's important to note, as Brett McMurphy does, that "football-only and all-sport memberships" does not mean "non-football memberships." Bottom line: if you want to join the Big East, you had better bring your football team.

For complete coverage of the Big East, please visit Big East Coast Bias. Voodoo Five remains your source for Bulls news, while the SB Nation NCAA football hub covers all college pigskin action.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.