No matter what happens to the Mountain West as it attempts or doesn't attempt or whatever to merge with Conference USA, at least the Big East has fought off the threat of collapse. Since adding Boise State and a host of schools from around the continent, the Big East at least has sufficient numbers to stay alive as a mid-tier football conference. But what's this?
Source: San Diego State talking to MWC about reserving spot in revamped league in case Big East doesn't work out.— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) April 23, 2012
That's not good. The Aztecs haven't even joined the Big East yet, and the MWC is among the least-stable habitats in all of college sports right now. It's nice to have options, I guess.
SDSU, Boise State, Navy, Central Florida, SMU, Houston and Memphis are set to join the Big East over the next few years, bringing the conference up to 12 football teams along the way.