Although the Big East denies a "scheduled, in-person meeting" among the three commissioners, reports from West of the Mississippi say otherwise.
Why are they meeting? To preserve an AQ for the Big East, and to prevent large exit fees for those schools thinking of jumping ship.
A document obtained by the Las Vegas newspaper shows Boise State in a division with:
* Fresno State
* San Diego State
* Utah State
.... and San Jose State if the conference were to be 32 teams instead of 28.
At least these teams are regional rivalries.
The critical team? Louisville. If Louisville stays, the Big East will apparently not have to merge in order to keep its AQ status.