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Big East eyes 3 C-USA teams

NEW YORK (AP) — An official in the Big East tells The Associated Press that conference leaders are slated to vote Monday on doubling the league’s exit fee to $10 million, clearing the way to invite six new members, including Boise State for football only.

The Big East also plans to invite Air Force and Navy as football-only members and Conference USA members Central Florida, SMU and Houston to join in all sports.

The official, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the league wasn’t announcing its plans, said he is confident the league’s members are ready to move forward with the plan.

The Big East has only six football members committed to the league beyond this season. The conference would like to get to 12 football schools and split into two divisions, East and West.