Big East Expansion: Conference Expected To Announce Five New Teams Wednesday, According To Report

Five new teams will soon be added to the Big East Conference, according to a CBS Sports report, and a sixth is expected to follow suit in short time.

Sources told CBS Sports' Brett McMurphy that Boise State,San Diego State, Houston, Southern Methodist University and Central Florida are expected to be announced as the newest Big East members on Wednesday, and will begin participating in the conference in 2013. Navy could be announced as the conference's sixth new member as early as next week.

Boise State and San Diego State are expected to join the conference for football only, while Houston, SMU and Central Florida would join for all sports. Navy, whose addition would give the conference 11 teams, would become a football-only member. 

The conference would like to add Air Force as its 12th member, but the school is undecided on whether to join.

Big East Commissioner John Marinatto has stated he would like to build a 12-team conference consisting of two six-team divisions.

Keep up with the latest news and notes on the conference expansion whirlwind, with SB Nation's comprehensive conference realignment coverage. And for more fan perspective on the Big East, head to our blog Big East Coast Bias.

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