Big East officials are denying an Orlando TV report indicating that the conference will invite Central Florida and Memphis to join the league “as soon as next week.”
“We are denying the Orlando report,” Big East spokesman John Paquette said by text.
A second league source said “That would be news to me,” when asked about the expansion report.
The Big East currently features 8 football teams and 16 basketball schools.
The league has long talked about adding a single football program to make nine teams and balance out the schedule, which now features some teams having four home games and others three.