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.