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Big East Expansion: Navy Will Announce Tuesday Plans To Join, According To Reports

It seems the Big East will become just a little bit bigger, and doesn't have to go all the way to San Diego to do it this time. According to a report from ESPN's Joe Schad, the Navy Midshipmen will join the Big East as football-only members in 2015. Once a football doormat, the Mids made nine consecutive appearances in bowl games last decade, a streak that ended just this past season.

Navy will join a motley crew of sorts in the Big East. After losing Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC in the first wave of realignment, West Virginia defected to the Big 12 and TCU, which was slated to join the Big East next football season, changed its mind and became another Texas team in the Big 12. Schad sums it up nicely:

When WVU leaves and Navy, Boise, SMU, UCF, Houston, SD State all join the BE will have 11 football tms
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Big East Football, circa 2015: where "meh" happens.

Update: Numerous outlets have confirmed Schad's report, including CBS Sports and the Associated Press.

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