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From the Big East:

The Big East Conference submitted the results of its extensive self-analysis and evaluation of the college athletics environment today at its annual Conference Board of Directors meeting.

Based on those results, the BIG EAST presidents agreed that the interests of each of the conference’s 16 member institutions would be served by increasing the number of Bowl Subdivision football-playing members to 10.  They unanimously approved the process to evaluate the terms and conditions for potential expansion candidates.

“Today, our Board of Directors affirmed a set of key strategic initiatives, including expansion, designed to enhance membership stability and maximize our value,” stated Commissioner John Marinatto.

Marinatto said the conference will refrain from commenting further on the expansion process.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “Big East will expand to 10 football teams”
  1. This decision could go either way, as it relates to the Cards. For football it could be good if we could actually BEAT the newcomers–and I’ve seen enough to believe that that day is coming. For basketball, I see nothing but an upside. We could always use ‘fresh meat’ in our league schedule, and at least two games we don’t have to play against ranked teams again. All that should improve our record and seeding for the tournament. Or should I lay off the red Kool-Aid? 🙂

  2. This is huge. I really hope for UCF and TCU, but Nova will be okay if they continue to build at their current rate.

  3. Louisville versus TCU used to be epic battles of perennial top 25 teams, it would be good to see those days again..!!

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