Per Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports, three Conference USA schools Houston, SMU, and UCF will announce they are joining the Big East tomorrow as full members. Boise State and San Diego State are also joining the Big East but, as football only participants.
Boise State, San Diego State, Houston, SMU and UCF will join the Big East Conference in 2013, sources told CBSSports.com. The announcement is expected to be made on Wednesday.
Boise State and San Diego State will join the Big East as football-only members, while Houston, SMU and UCF will join as all-sport members. Boise State is expected to put its non-football sports in the WAC, while SanDiego State would place its non-football sports in the Big West, sourcestold CBSSports.com.
With the addition of those five schools -- minus the departures of West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Syracuse -- the Big East will have 10 football members.With those five schools on board, Navy is expected to join as a football-only member - possibly as soon as next week - to boost the football membership to 11 schools.
The Big East hopes to add Air Force as its 12th football school - as a football-only member - but the Falcons still remain undecided.
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