Multiple reports indicate that the BIG EAST is going to fall apart in the near future as the basketball only schools are looking to take their talents somewhere else.
The presidents of the Big East’s seven Catholic, non-Football Bowl Subdivision schools are expected to decide on their future in the Big East in the coming days, and it “would be an upset” if they remained in the league, sources told ESPN.
The presidents of the seven schools conducted a teleconference with Big East commissioner Mike Aresco on Thursday morning.
The presidents are expected to issue a statement on their schools’ future in the next 24 to 48 hours, but a source from one of the Catholic schools told ESPN on Thursday morning that “our presidents continue to explore all possibilities.”
A conference featuring UConn, Cincinnati, Temple, Memphis, Houston, SMU, UCF, USF and Tulane as all-sports members and Boise State, San Diego State, East Carolina and Navy as football-only members isn’t terrible but it isn’t that good, either. Plus, UConn, USF and Cincinnati all tried to lobby their way into the ACC when Maryland announced its defection.
This situation is FUBAR.
Somebody, anybody, hold me.