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Monday October 17, 2011
Big East expected to vote on exit fee
by The Associated Press
Big East leaders are expected to vote Monday night on raising the conference's exit fee, a move the league hopes will lead to six new members, including Boise State.
Big East officials agreed on a plan to double the conference's exit fee to $10 million and expand to 12 football schools by inviting Boise State, Navy and Air Force to join as football-only members and Central Florida, SMU and Houston in all sports.
An official in the Big East told the AP on Saturday that a conference call would be held Monday to deal with the exit fee and other expansion issues.
There is no timetable for extending invitations and no guarantee all the targeted schools will join. But upping the exit fee is a way to signal the league will be stable long term.
I am still interested to see now WVU votes.
As am I, if everyone votes for it, then IMO we are gonna be here awhile(another 5-8 years), if thats the case then Marinatto and co. have made pretty good moves of the options available, personally I'd like to see ECU on that list for closer road games but we'll see. If Boise comes in do those BCS wins and final rankings they had go to the BigEast? If so getting Houston/SMU to finish strong and maybe Cincy or Rutgers to climb into the top 25 by seasons end and the new BigEast gets a nice starting point.
And if it turns out like the vote to bring Villanova in, it's going to be a mess.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional !
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