Report: Louisville wants out of the Big East

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer
When Bob Bowlsby took over as the Big 12 commissioner last week he said that while he won't presume the direction that the Big 12 is going to go as far as expansion, if expansion helps the Big 12 advance its agenda the conference would "at least consider that."

Well, if Louisville gets its way, the Big 12 may be expanding again in the future.

According to an ESPN report on the Big East's search for a new commissioner of its own, Louisville AD Tom Jurich has informed the Big East that it plans on leaving.
There remains a desire among some member schools to leave. Multiple sources with direct knowledge of their situations told that Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich told the Big East board of directors that the Cardinals want to be in the Big 12 or the ACC, opting for transparency by making members aware of his school's true intentions.
Louisville was a candidate to become the Big 12's twelfth member but lost out to West Virginia. It seems that the school has not given up on its goal.

The report also says that while UConn has publicly maintained that it wants to remain a member of the Big East, privately it would like to join the ACC along with Notre Dame.
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