Big East expansion may soon be happening, and the chances of Navy joining the conference for football have grown stronger. The Midshipmen will be invited to join the conference, along with football power Boise State, fellow service academy Air Force and Central Florida, according to a report by Ralph Drusso of the Associated Press.
An official in the Big East tells The Associated Press that the conference plans to double its exit fee to $10 million dollars, then invite Boise State, Navy and Air Force as football-only members, and Central Florida as a member in all sports.
It remains to be seen if Navy accepts the invitation. The Big East has been aggressive after losing Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the ACC and TCU to the Big 12, and adding Boise State in particular would help increase its profile. Of course, adding those schools would mean that the name "Big East" may no longer be apt.
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