The Big East, at long last, is getting serious about conference expansion, having extended invitations to six schools.
Boise State, Air Force, Navy for football-only.
Houston, UCF and SMU for all sports.
Not a bad list from a football perspective, basketball not so great. Missing from the mix, however, is East Carolina, which doesn’t seem to be able to catch a break.
The powers that be have apparently decided that ECU’s rabid fan base, impressive attendance (50,000 or more per game) and winning tradition aren’t worth much. All efforts to include ECU have been rebuked at every turn.
East Carolina wants in as a football-member only and would be a definite improvement over UCF. Too bad Central Florida is in Orlando and East Carolina is in Greenville.
The TV networks are obviously meddling again.