The Big East plans to invite Boise State, Air Force and Navy as football-only members, and Central Florida to compete in all sports, after it doubles the exit fee for current members to $10 million.
The Big East's plan to save the conference involves heading West.
Big East schools gave a go-ahead Monday for the conference to expand to as many as 12 teams for football, a move that could involve adding six members.
Big East leaders held a conference call Friday to talk about expansion and the expected loss of TCU, but no decisions were made on which schools to invite to the troubled league.
The presidents and chancellors of the 14 remaining Big East members and TCU have authorized Commissioner John Marinatto to "aggressively pursue discussions" with certain schools interested in joining the league.
The seismic shift in college athletics has once again been diverted.
Navy and Air Force are the top choices for Big East expansion, but as football-only members, a person with knowledge of the discussions told the Associated Press
Navy and Air Force are the top choices for Big East expansion, but as football-only members, a person with knowledge of the discussions tells The Associated Press.
When news breaks about college football these days, nothing is exactly what it seems.