Creighton athletic director Bruce Rasmussen hopes the Big East Conference expands from 10 to 12 teams and would make a case for Wichita State as a future member, according to Bob Lutz of Kansas.com.
“As a part of the strategic planning exercise the Big East Conference is currently undertaking, the topic of expansion is an agenda item,” Rasmussen said. “While I do not sense a great appetite currently by Big East presidents for expansion, I personally would be an advocate for adding Gonzaga and Wichita State.”
Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier are currently in the conference. Wichita State shares the fact that they do not have a Division I football program.
Having 10 teams allows each team to play a home-and-home series with each conference opponent.
Last month, Big East commissioner Val Ackerman said the league was not currently looking to add any new members.