Houston Board Of Regents Grant Conference Realignment Approval, Big East Move Next?

The University of Houston Board of Regents has granted unanimous approval to President Renu Khator to make conference realignment decisions on behalf of the university.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Khator was given the ability to negotiate a contract for athletic conference affiliation and provide notice of contract cancellation as necessary.

The Big East has reportedly reached out to Houston about joining its conference as one of six schools they would like to include in a new-look conference. Houston may or may not still want to make that move depending on how the Big East looks once West Virginia or Louisville (or both) decide to leave for the Big 12.

University of Houston athletic director Mack Rhoades told reporters, "We'll wait and see" in regards to the next step for his program. 

Houston is a current and charter member of Conference USA.

Stay tuned to SB Nation's conference realignment news section.

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