Big East Conference to "aggressively" pursue new members

(Louisville, KY)

In a statement released Sunday night out of Washington, D.C. by  the Big East Conference, the league's  presidents and chancellors of the remaining 14 league members and TCU have authorized Big East Commissioner John Marinatto to " aggressively pursue discussions" with certain schools interested in joining the league.

According to, a number of schools have been discussed including the Service Academies, Temple, Central Florida, and a new name, SMU.