Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/1/11

I guess the Boise State Broncos are going to follow the TCU Horned Frogs around the carousel of college football expansion/realignment. You could say they’ll scoop up their “sloppy seconds.”

Today the Big East Conference invited Boise State, Navy and Air Force for football only and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports, a source with knowledge of the situation told The AP.

Again, football not college basketball, moves the needle here even though the Big East is going to end up a conference with just basketball schools. Oh, they’ll play football, but there really won’t be much national relevance in football, only hoops.

The conference’s member presidents, met in Philadelphia and voted unanimously to invite football-only and all-sports members. Commissioner John Marinatto declined to officially name the schools being targeted.

He did say he expected the targeted schools to accept, but added that there are details to be worked out yet.

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