Remember when San Diego State started blowing its conch shell in hopes of drawing the Big 12's attention? That never amounted to much, but SDSU might have managed to land the Big East's eye. Dick Harmon, Deseret News (Salt Lake City) columnist, says the Aztecs will be next in line if the BYU Cougars can't fit into the Big East's plans.
And, yeah, BYU-to-the-Big East is in trouble, according to reports. The Salt Lake Tribune's Jay Drew has reported BYU wants its TV network to retain rights to rebroadcast Cougars games, plus air one game per season that ESPN doesn't run. The Big East is reportedly hesitant, much like the Big 12 reportedly was.
Drew also named San Diego State as a potential fallback plan. It's like the Big East enjoyed your jokes about TCU being "East" so much that they're just going to keep making you tell it all over again.
For more on the Cougars, visit BYU blog Vanquish the Foe. For more on the Big East, head to Big East Coast Bias. For more on the conference expansion whirlwind, check out our conference realigment coverage.