“… we have that available to us with two programs that also have football.”

Man, the Big East is turning itself into one shitty football conference.

… The Big East will also be adding Central Florida, Houston, SMU, Navy, San Diego State and Boise State in the coming years, and soon will lose West Virginia to the Big 12 and Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Big East’s plan has been to get to 12 football teams and eventually have a conference championship game. Memphis, plus incumbent schools Cincinnati, UConn, Louisville, Rutgers and South Florida, could get the conference to that point by 2015.

No geography and diminished quality (here’s a statistical snapshot of Memphis’ last football season.  Ugh.) make for a helluva combination.  Boise State’s gotta be pinching itself today over its good fortune.  It looks like the Broncos have fallen into the best of both worlds:  a BCS conference which they stand a good chance of dominating.

Rick Pitino’s happy, though.  That must count for something.

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15 responses to ““… we have that available to us with two programs that also have football.”

  1. TennesseeDawg

    They could just rename it “Conference USA”

  2. How many basketball programs does the Big East have now? Are they over 20 yet?

  3. Nahila

    In this new world of collegiate sports, you have to follow the money and that is thru the TV dollars via conference affiliation and spreading the size of your viewing market to gain those extra dollars.

  4. Alphadawg

    I’m realy interested in seeing how Boise does with a new QB and replacing all th seniors they are losing this year. I personally think they will be a shell of what they’ve been the last 3 years.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      They don’t rebuild–they reload.

      • Cojones

        With guys playing on the same team for 5-6 yrs, they never unload. They just fade in-fade out.

        • Mayor of Dawgtown

          Yeah. They just stay there perpetually playing football and every so often legally change their names so they don’t get caught. Some of their O-Linemen and D-Linemen are 35 years old and have 6 degrees.

    • UGA70

      It’s unfortunate we weren’t able to play BSU in the Dome this year instead of ’11. Ironically, Michigan State opens with BSU this year.

  5. Normaltown Mike

    The Big Least

  6. stoopnagle

    And we’ve lost to two of the add-ons over the last two years. That, on top of our historical flops versus the Big East (BC in ’86 & ’01, ‘Cuse in ’89 and most recently WV in ’05) means we should probably just let it slide.

    * Yes, I’m aware BC is in the ACC, that WV is going to the Big XII and Syracuse is going to the ACC. That’s not the point.

  7. Deanna

    San Diego State in the “Big East.” Will they at least change the conference’s name?

  8. Always Someone Else's Fault

    When the Big Split comes, the Big East is positioning itself as the New Sun Belt – the out-of-conference scheduling destination of choice for Ohio State, Florida, Texas et al. Kind of hard to work in LaTech and Toledo when you’ve effectively sent them back to D-II by splitting off the Big 6.

    But I honestly wonder if the Big East even makes the cut. I know they have to try, but it’s hard for me to see the ACC, Big12, B1G, SEC, and P-12 giving the Big East a seat at their table. Right now, it’s the Best of the Rest.