Big East will talk to Navy about joining early

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco says he will talk to Navy about the possibility of joining the conference earlier than its scheduled 2015 arrival as a football-only member.

Aresco spoke to reporters before Connecticut played at Rutgers on Saturday.

The Big East is on target to become a 12-team football conference next season, with the addition of Boise State and five other schools.

The conference has made it clear that it will be in the market for a 14th member to balance out the league when Navy joins.

Aresco says it should not be assumed the league will only add a school currently playing football as an independent.

He says there is no timetable for adding another member, but wants to talk to Navy about joining sooner.

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