NEW YORK The Big East as well as Big 12 could sign up for collectively with their own attack regarding survival.
School and conference officials out of the 2 leagues have also been discussing ways of merge the remainder of which if Texas plus Oklahoma give the Big 12, somebody linked to the actual discussions shared with The Associated Press.
The person, speaking within the situation involving anonymity because your dog wasn't authorised for you to converse freely related to what is occurring behind your scenes, said Monday there is interview among fitness directors in addition to high-level officers within this conference offices.
"Those conversations will be alive in addition to ongoing," the person said.
Syracuse as well as Pittsburgh include released are going to leaving that Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Texas along with Oklahoma usually are both equally attempting to determine whether or not to be able to give that Big 12 for the Pac-12, having Oklahoma State along with Texas Tech using them.
Both universities' board regarding regents voted Monday to supply their presidents the correct to decide on a innovative conference, although the Texas regents still presented the best to supply also needs to approval.
If the Big twelve loses all those several members, may well get away from Missouri, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas in addition to Kansas State scrambling.
Without Syracuse plus Pittsburgh, that Big East however has six footballing members, Cincinnati, Connecticut, South Florida, Rutgers, Louisville along with West Virginia. Plus TCU is slated to participate in 2012, supplying that Big East a occurrence in Big 12 country.
Also preaching about mergers would be the Mountain West Conference and also Conference USA.
Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson told the Idaho Statesmen of which he or she and also CUSA Commissioner Britton Banowsky "resurrected this debt consolidation strategy with Conference USA from the football-only standpoint."
A marriage between people schools may possibly generate one particular BCS intelligent getting qualification league, but there exists simply no guarantee a number those educational facilities would not likewise seem elsewhere.
The Southeastern Conference offers voted to just accept Texas A&M since its thirteenth member, as well as speculation features Missouri as well as West Virginia since job hopefuls to become No. 14.
The ACC probably won't be completed adding Big East teams. The meeting reached 14 associates while using the latest additions, and also UConn in addition to Rutgers will make it possible for the idea to remain in order to grow its profile from the Northeast.
"I think UConn might be while in the ACC, if I must guess," Syracuse basketball private coach Jim Boeheim stated today throughout a conversation at this Monday Morning Quarterback Club in Birmingham, in accordance with The Birmingham News. "I think Rutgers may possibly be."
The Big East even offers seven non-football members with St. John's, Providence, Marquette, Seton Hall, DePaul, Villanova plus Georgetown, along with Notre Dame which competes with your Big East in every thing but football.
Managing the particular agendas belonging to the football plus non-football educational facilities have been an concern for Big East Commissioner John Marinatto, who is with his / her next 12 months primary this conference.
Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe handled and keep your Big twelve month period together recently when Texas has been thinking about a go on to this then-Pac-10 that might include integrated Texas Tech and also the a couple Oklahoma schools.
However, that might have got only happen to be some sort of non permanent reprieve for any league.Copyright 2011 Associated Press