It looks like the long-rumored Big East Expansion is finally happening. Boise State, Houston, Central Florida, San Diego State and SMU will be announced on Wednesday, and Navy is expected to follow them next week, according to Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports. Boise State and Houston are football-only members, while the other three are for both sports. Navy is also going to be a football-only member.
The Midshipmen are currently an independent, but have been wooed by the conference for a while now. The conference hopes to also add fellow service academy Air Force as a football-only member to get to 12 teams, but the Falcons remain undecided, McMurphy reports.
Navy is currently 4-7 on the season heading into the 2011 Army-Navy Game. This is the first year since 2003 that the Midshipmen will not be playing in a bowl game.
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