By Brian Murphy
The Associated Press is reporting that both the Big East and Boise State have reservations about the Broncos joining the league. That fits with what I have heard from Boise State and what I have read from reports out of the Big East.
One of the questions that Boise State has about joining the Big East is whether the league will be able to retain its BCS AQ status. No one seems to know.
• ESPN: Big East in danger of losing BCS AQ status — even with Boise State
• Outkick The Coverage: Big East in no danger of losing BCS AQ status — even without Boise State
• Boston.com: Big East BCS bid secure until at least 2016
So that's pretty much as clear as mud.
What is obvious is that the Big East is uncertain about the path it wants to take moving forward.
There is no unity in the Big East, reports the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger. Louisville, Cincinnati and South Florida are lukewarm to the idea of adding Boise State.
Boston.com reports that there is no consensus on new members. The story also details a worst-case scenario for the Big East, including Notre Dame moving its Olympic sports to the ACC.
• For all those talking about the Mountain West taking teams from Conference USA, take a read here. A C-USA team must pay roughly $7 million to get out of the league. No one is going to do that to go to another non-AQ league.
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