Report: Big East Calls Off Meeting With Mountain West And Conference USA On Potential “Superconference”
The Big East has reportedly cancelled a meeting in which a potential football superconference was to be discussed, according to ESPN.
It was reported yesterday that the commissioner of the Big East would meet with the commissioners of the Mountain West and Conference USA to discuss the potential of merging to join a 28-32 team football conference. The idea behind creating such a conference was to attempt to secure automatic BCS status.
The Big East currently holds such a status with the BCS, however they are at serious risk of losing it after the 2013 season. News broke today that two Big East schools, Louisville and West Virginia, are currently vying for a potential future spot in the Big 12. If either of those two team’s leave, the conference will have lost four major schools this year.
The Mountain West and Conference USA have already agreed to merge together as a two-conference football association in their own attempt to secure automatic Bow Championship Series status. The Merger of all three conferences however would represent the best chance at such a bid for all.