East Carolina Set To Join In Football Only

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A suggestion one made here a couple of years ago…

Anyway, the AP, through WXXI12.com has the details so far of the Pirates joining the Big East in 2014 but a press conference is set for later this afternoon.

Also CBSSports.com is reporting BYU told the Big East no on its last push to add the Cougars. The league needs to keep trying, sweeten a deal, whatever – but, too, BYU isn’t Notre Dame. It would help the Big East’s bargaining position with the networks to have Boise State and BYU to dangle.

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7 thoughts on “East Carolina Set To Join In Football Only

    1. TheJerk

      I agree, but still not sure why Pac12 wouldnt look at them. If the goal is 4×16 team leagues, pac12’s pickings are slim for 4 more teams


    Howard is right..but the vision of playing football on the biggest stage IS NOT going to happen for any of the participants in the new conference…The BIG EAST is just really Conference USA..With clearly whats left of (5) power conferences, I see alot of shuffling and re-shuffling, defections,and additions, with the eventual results of just (4) 16 team power conferences to align with the current play-off system.Another conference will dissolve….but which one ?? You have to thank our previous BIG EAST Commish…No Vision and the all the BIG EAST AD’s had none as well… sad…sad…sad..

  2. Rich G.

    Soooooooo East Carolina and Tulane are leaving Conference USA to join the new Conference USA? UConn, LVille and Cincy are all going to jump ship as soon as they can. The BE is basically dead as far as football so I don’t see why these teams along with Boise and the others are even going to come. Especially since the BE, CUSA, MWC, MAC and the Sunbelt are all on a level playing field when 2014 hits. What’s really the point now?

    1. Howard Lubinger

      Big East can guarantee a better TV contract than most other conferences outside the Group of Five. Bringing in these new regions allows for the Big East to point out more viewership in it’s ‘territory’. In theory, works for all parties. In actuality …

      Big East as it is now, while not a national powerhouse, is a very competitive and entertaining conference top to bottom. I feel come 2014 even this will be gone.

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