Aresco has stated that he expects ECU's other sports to be invited.
True, they are not world-beaters in BB. However, the other main reason their other sports were not invited at the time they got a FB only invitation was, ECU would then have
become the 17th BB school in the league (considered an unwieldy number). Since the Catholic 7 are gone, that is no longer an issue.
Aresco has been asked about this, and if there wer much doubt, he would have given a "no comment", which he did NOT.
I think the hold-up has been sorting out financials.... first, how the Catholic 7 (to be Big East) and the Conf. TBD will split the $110 million (resolved: $10 m : $100 m).
Next, how the $100 m will be split up (how much will UConn, USF, Cincy grab) - not yet resolved;
what will be terms for sharing the rest with new schools and what are terms regarding entrance fees.
I expect you are correct on this. As noted earlier, the A12/nBE does not want to complicate matters further regarding claims and disbursements until all the related fiscal issues get resolved.
IMO, it would be foolish not to include ECU for all-sports. ECU students and fans show for games, including certain sports external to fb. They have a good baseball program. While ECU is not noted for basketball, there is solid potential, if given better accesses and exposure. Their facilities are worthy.
Their location could turn into being a real plus in the context of conference exposure. ECU would appear to be more oriented for the long-term, unlike two or three others in the re-developed conference.
Outside perhaps of the Navy (SAs') fb-only deal, this assembled group needs to banish pursing the disrupting hybrid designs in their future plans.