Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Conference Realignment: Big East stops pursuit of BYU

Following up on a post from last week, multiple reports indicate that the Big East Conference has stopped pursuing BYU for membership. Apparently, BYU wanted to keep it’s television rights for home football games, something the Big East would not allow.

This is important to Marshall and Conference USA because the Big East needs to add an additional west coast school before launching their expansion plans. Current C-USA members Houston, UCF, and SMU are set to join the Big East as full members while Navy, Boise State, and Air Force would sign up as football only schools.

In terms of new targets, reported that San Diego State would be very interested in joining the Big East.

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