A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that negotiations between the Big East and Brigham Young have broken off and the school will not be joining the conference.
The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the conference and school have not been making their talks public.
The Big East was trying to add BYU as part of its plan to expand westward and become a 12-team football league.
At issue are television rights. The person says BYU wanted to retain the rights to its home football games and the league could not agree to that.
No other school in major college football playing in a conference has such a deal.
This all means that BSU is now waiting to see if Houston, SMU, Air Force or San Diego State will commit to the Big East.