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Big East, San Diego State begin discussions

Posted on: November 26, 2011 10:24 pm
Edited on: November 26, 2011 10:31 pm
 

With BYU officially out of the picture for the Big East, the league has begun negotiations with San Diego State about the Aztecs joining the league as a football-only member, college football industry sources told CBSSports.com Saturday night.

On Tuesday, CBSSports.com first reported that the Big East would target San Diego State after the league had decided to “move on” and no longer pursue BYU.

The San Diego Tribune first reported Saturday night negotiations had begun between the Big East and San Diego State.

The Big East is talking with the Aztecs because Boise State wants a guarantee of a “Western partner” before joining the league. The Broncos, along with Houston, SMU, UCF and Navy, are all ready to join the Big East, but Boise State is waiting for the Big East to secure a Western partner and Houston, SMU and UCF are waiting to join with Boise State.

Navy has told Boise State, SMU, Houston and UCF it definitely will join, sources said, but are waiting on those schools as well.

Air Force, which remains a football-only target of the Big East, remains undecided.

San Diego State, Boise State and Navy would join as football only members, while SMU, Houston and UCF would be all-sports members. San Diego State and Boise State could place its Olympic sports in the Big West.

None of the new Big East schools would join the league until the 2013 school year, sources told CBSSports.com.



Comments

Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:52 pm
 

Big East, San Diego State begin discussions

I guess wyoming, vegas, new mexico, and colorado st. are all sol looks like the mwc is done. They all probably will go to the wac mabye colorado st. ends up in c-usa.



Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:42 pm
 

Big East, San Diego State begin discussions

I personally feel Boise State should follow the BYU standard and just hold out unless it's an offer too good to refuse. I think they should hold off in the MWC and explore a Pac-14/16 invite (if that happens) or set themselves up to go independent. Honestly, Boise State lacks the history of the service academies, Notre Dame or BYU, but it is by far the best football program in recent years. The only issue would be the start up costs/risks. Take time to check out the landscape to put those cards in order. 



Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Big East, San Diego State begin discussions

yes, this is a joke. i still see a league with no "star" power and one that's taking a huge gamble on a team that has now 1 season in a mid major conference, and couldn't beat the team that got bumped up to the Big 12. i don't see a league that would warrant an automatic bid compared to the SEC, B1G, PAC 12 and so on.

ncaa needs a commish, and a playoff.



DEATH TO THE BCS!



Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Big East, San Diego State begin discussions

People are stupid to Join The Best East.They are getting very desperate to just get anybody.Conference USA is in Better Shape than The Big East.Let me tell you how Stupid The Big East is.If you want to invite someone,they better damm well want to come in.Look how bad The Big East looks on the BYU Deal.Like i said Stupid.



Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Big East, San Diego State begin discussions

When it comes to football, the Big East has been a trainwreck since it's inception.




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Big East, San Diego State begin discussions

Except for the Hawaii Rainbows you can not get a D1 team further away from the league offices in New York City



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 10:59 pm
 

Big East, San Diego State begin discussions

Hmmmmmn, the BigEAST. Grow some balls and start making the teams like Notre Dame make a commitment. This could be a great league in both B-Ball and FootBall. They should be trying to lure Temple for both sports. Army and Navy should be considered. Do what is needed to keep Syracuse. Help those schools with smaller football programs develop and play D1. Villanova could play D1 football with some help to it's program.  Louisville,NotreDame,Pitt,Syracuse, Notre Dame, Connecticut,Navy, Army,Temple,Villinova,West Virginia, and Rutgers would be a good football conference.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 10:59 pm
 

Big East, San Diego State begin discussions

Except for the Hawaii Rainbows you can get a D1 team further away from the league offices in New York City.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 10:54 pm
 

Big East, San Diego State begin discussions

This is a joke right?


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