Big East Realignment: Could TCU Defection Mean Return To Basketball Roots?

After the conference realignment losses of the TCU Horned Frogs, Syracuse Orange and Pittsburgh Panthers, the Big East will soon be down to only six Division I-A football schools. With the ACC and Big 12 both reportedly interested in one or more of those remaining six, the Big East's football side could completely vanish.

The conference might be forced to become a basketball-only league again. Should they get proactive about it, or should they keep trying to shore up by bringing on ECU, UCF and Temple in an attempt to also convince newly hesitant Navy to join?

Pete Thamel of the New York Times reported Big East presidents met Friday morning to discuss expansion and realignment, and that decisions on invitations could be made very soon. Thamel also lists mid-major basketball powers Butler, Dayton, Richmond and Xavier as likely considerations.

From SB Nation Pittsburgh, here's a look at what a refocused, all-hoops Big East could look like.

For more, visit Big East Coast Bias. Stay tuned for more conference realignment news.

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