Expansion Update: Big East Officials Meet with Air Force & Boise, Houston & UCF Have Board Meetings Scheduled

BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 22: Doug Martin #22 of the Boise State Broncos leaps into the end zone for a touchdown against the Air Force Falcons at Bronco Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

So now that you know politicians are lobbying the Big XII for both Louisville and West Virginia, what's happening with the Big East's expansion?

The Big East finally decided to use some of those frequent flyer miles and headed West. Commissioner John Marinatto and associate commissioner Nick Carparelli made a presentation about the Big East to Air Force yesterday and will do the same for Boise State today. The Broncos have already discussed moving their Olympic sports to the Big West.

Air Force's superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould said about the meeting "The Big East did give us a lot to think about. The decision will be in large part based on what's best for the cadet athletes, the Air Force Academy as an institution and the bigger Air Force."

In addition, as previously reported, Houston has a board of regents meeting today to authorize their chancellor to work out moving to a new conference. However, we certainly don't know for sure that Houston will make that decision today, so stay tuned. UCF also has a teleconference for their board of trustees scheduled on Friday to discuss realignment.

There are lots of moving parts right now. Do you think the Big East will lose Louisville, West Virginia or both before they can add any of their expansion targets?

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