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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Report: Big East talks to Fresno, UNLV

By Andrea Adelson

The Big East has reached out to Fresno State and UNLV to gauge their interest in joining the league as football-only members, CBSSports.com has reported.

Commissioner Mike Aresco has made it no secret that the league wishes to expand further West to help out incoming members Boise State and San Diego State. CBSSports.com also reports that Aresco has informally spoken with BYU.

The Big East is trying to keep the conference moving forward, following the announced departures of Louisville, Rutgers and the seven non-football playing schools. As of now, the league has 13 teams slated to play in 2015, including football-only members Boise State, San Diego State, East Carolina and Navy.