Report: Big East to expand football membership

It looks like conference realignment will continue. According to the report below, “The Big East conference has unanimously agreed to expand the number of football-playing schools to 10. The Big East made the announcement after Tuesday’s board of directors meeting in Philadelphia. Commissioner John Marinatto says potential expansion candidates will start to be evaluated. The 16-member Big East has eight teams playing football. The conference informed Villanova in September that it wants to add them to the conference.” Such a development would require the addition of one extra team likely outside the present conference footprint.