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Navy to Join Big East in 2015

Jan
24
2012
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Category: Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

After years of passing on conference membership in favor of independence, Navy is finally set to pledge it’s allegiance to the coast-to-coast football conference.

Navy had passed on the idea of joining in previous years, opting for it’s more national schedule. But with the addition of San Diego St., a prominent city for Navy, along with the additions of Houston (and SMU, UCF), Navy has changed their tune.

Navy will replace WVU, giving the conference 11 members. Big East officials hope that the addition of Navy will open the door for Air Force to join as the 12th member, allowing the conference to split into divisions such as: SDSU, Boise St., Air Force, Houston, SMU, Louisville in the West and Uconn, Rutgers, Navy, Cincinnati, UCF, USF and host a conference championship game. Other members that could join as the 12th member include Temple, ECU or Memphis, all which would be willing to join for football-only.

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  • James, there is a lot going on that you’re forgetting to mention. Like, that the BCS is expected to be gone in it’s current form in 2014 in favor of a 4 school playoff via a +1 format. That means the Big East is out, it means CUSA/MWC has no shot, it means that the Pac-12, ACC and Big 12 will be battling it out for the 2 spots not given to the SEC and Big Ten.

  • James, there is a lot going on that you’re forgetting to mention. Like, that the BCS is expected to be gone in it’s current form in 2014 in favor of a 4 school playoff via a +1 format. That means the Big East is out, it means CUSA/MWC has no shot, it means that the Pac-12, ACC and Big 12 will be battling it out for the 2 spots not given to the SEC and Big Ten.

  • james merker

    In spite of Navy move, I do not think AF will go, as there are too many  natural rivals  for AF in the MWC  and the quality of teams in MWC is just as good, if not better than the proposed Big East!  I look for MWC to eventualy get an automatic BCS bid and Big East may in fact lose their status as a BCS conference.

  • Kro

    Where does the Big East go from here? It seems like Air Force and BYU are off the table, maybe Temple or ECU?

  • I would think UNLV would be a great 12th member too









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