Thursday, December 8, 2011

C-USA suffers departures, plan in place for future

It became official yesterday, Conference USA members Houston, SMU, and UCF left for the Big East. Below, I have collected a few articles on the situation and how C-USA plans to move forward.

1) Boston Globe article on the Big East adding Houston, SMU, and UCF in all sports plus, Boise State and San Diego State as football only members. Per the article each school will become official Big East members in 2013.

2) Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky hints that the league could add new institutions beyond the Mountain West merger in this Tulsa World article.

3) Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports reports that C-USA and the Mountain West are headed for a all sports merger, not just football.

4) The Air Force academy will not leave the Mountain West for the Big East, report.

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