Big East officials are “not considering” joining a super-conference that would stretch from coast to coast and incorporate as many as 28 or 32 schools, a highly placed league source told SNY.tv.
The Big East has targeted Navy, Air Force and Boise State for football-only, and Houston, SMU and Central Florida for all sports.
The source said there is “no timetable” on when the new programs might join. When the first one does, the league’s new $10 million exit fee will kick in, meaning if a West Virginia or Louisville were to leave for the Big 12, they would have to pay that amount.
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