Oh please let this be true:
The move would be made starting in July 2013 and is part of a Big East survival-and-expansion plan that includes adding Boise State, Houston, Southern Methodist and Central Florida. Air Force and Navy might join later. Houston, SMU and UCF would be for all sports, while the others would be for football only.
It’s not that I’m super geeked about joining the Big East. As a football conference, it’s basically going to be on par with where the Mountain West was prior to the Utah/BYU/TCU departures. Not quite as good at the top, but a little more balanced thanks to its lack of Loboesque garbage. And while I don’t think the Big West (or WAC??) for hoops will be the disaster most are predicting, it’s certainly a step down in prestige.
But an invite tomorrow would secure two wonderful outcomes:
- Financial stability for an athletic department that has been operating on a shoestring budget for as long as I can remember.
- An end to all this insufferable expandsterbation that has soiled the sheets of an otherwise compelling SDSU football season.
Mostly the latter, actually. Let’s get some certainty, grab a tissue, and move the fuck on already.
Aw hell … one last fap before this becomes official:
Anybody else confused about Louisville’s potential inclusion in the West Division? Granted that makes the most geographic sense, but they are a natural rival to Cincinnati. Central Florida is a natural rival of South Florida. Same with Rutgers and UConn.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to move Navy into the West to align it with the league’s other service academy and the nation’s biggest Navy town?
Bah, whatever. Just get it done already.