Report: Navy To Join The Big East After 2013

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Wednesday December 14th, 2011

Navy is expected to join the Big East as a football-only member, according to CBS Sports, however the Midshipmen aren’t likely to become part of the reshuffled conference until after 2013.

CBS reports that in order for Navy to join the Big East, there are several orders of business that need to be taken care of in terms of scheduling and television contracts.

"We're breaking away from a lifelong commitment as an independent and we have a better television deal than a lot of conferences," Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk told CBS. "We can't do that without a mutual understanding with the Big East. The good news is [Big East commissioner] John [Marinatto] has been receptive of talking this through."
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