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    B.E. to invite six schools for football

    And some thought the B12 adding WVU to the converence made no geographical sense...

    Report: Big East extends six invites

    The Big East Conference will invite Boise State, Navy and Air Force for football only and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.



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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    BE is desperate to grab anyone left. Why would anyone want to be in that conference?


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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    New Big East Slogan: "Seriously, We're Not Actually C-USA"



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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    BE is desperate to grab anyone left. Why would anyone want to be in that conference?
    It's still a better conference than the Mountain West would be without TCU so I understand why Air Force and Boise would do it.

    It's a better conference than CUSA has ever been so I can see why the others are doing it.



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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    BE is desperate to grab anyone left. Why would anyone want to be in that conference?
    Unfortunately it was them or us, the Big 12 that was going to get pouched into nothing. Pretty scary how fast things can change.



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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    Who's next in line for an invite, the University of Phoenix? Tossing one to ITT Tech afterwards?



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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    Who's next in line for an invite, the University of Phoenix? Tossing one to ITT Tech afterwards?
    None of those schools are terrible adds from a football perspective. It's only the absurd geography that's worth mocking.



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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    "The Big East: C-USA with an AQ bid"


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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    None of those schools are terrible adds from a football perspective. It's only the absurd geography that's worth mocking.
    No, everything about that is worth mocking. There is nothing about those adds that won't get mocked unmercifully.



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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    No East Carolina??

    I would think they would be in before ITT. Although DeVry may be more attractive.



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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    Rename it the "Big Easy."



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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    its already the big easy, maybe the big easiest way to get blown out in a bcs game?


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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    I have just received word that the Alma Mater of Vikings Defensive End Jared Allen, Culinary Academy, has just received an invite to the Big East for all sports, activities, academics and food pyramids!

    Exciting times are ahead in the Big East.



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    Re: B.E. to invite six schools for football

    Quote Originally Posted by nj829 View Post
    No East Carolina??

    I would think they would be in before ITT. Although DeVry may be more attractive.

    I'm surprised East Carolina wasn't invited. They have a ton of students. I want to say they're in the 25,000 range. Nice facilities, and their fanbase cares about football. They averaged over 49,000 in attendance last year. That's more than most of the Big East schools can say. And, and this is the real kicker, they're actually in the EAST. In a state where the Big East doesn't have a presence.

    They don't even get a glance?


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