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Big East eyes expanding football to 12

Updated: October 11, 2011, 1:38 PM ET
By Andrea Adelson and Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The Big East will consider adding six more football-playing schools to get to 12 members in the wake of three departures in the last month, the league said in a statement Monday.

Following a teleconference Monday morning, Big East presidents and chancellors authorized commissioner John Marinatto to engage in formal discussions with institutions it has targeted in expansion, and are considering expanding to 12.

Pitt and Syracuse announced last month they were leaving for the ACC.

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