The Big East announced today that they will extend invitations for both football-only and all-sports members, according to a tweet from Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports. The conference refused to identify which schools they would extend invitations to.
It was reported yesterday that the conference may look to add up to six teams to replace the schools that have recently decided to leave the one-time powerhouse. For all-sports, Central Florida, SMU, and Houston are expected to be asked while Air Force, Boise State, and Navy are expected to receive football-only invitations.
Over the last several months the conference has lost Syracuse, Pittsburgh, TCU and most recently West Virginia. As a result, the Big East’s football league was depleted to just Connecticut, Rutgers, USF, Cincinnati, and Louisville. Louisville has also expressed interest in leaving the conference, and attempted to bolt for the Big 12 last week. The Big 12 made the decision to accept West Virginia over Louisville.