That echoed what their boss, Dave Rose, wanted to know last week. Rose met reporters in the Marriott Center and the first thing he asked was: "What conference are we in?"
The funny thing is, in that sandwich shop that day, BYU's baseball coaches came in a few minutes after the basketball staff did. The first thing head coach Vance Law wanted to know, after saying his hellos, was "Do you know what's going on with the Big East?"
It actually was kind of funny.
The latest is a report from the Orlando Sentinel this morning suggesting that Big East expansion talks are hung up on some last-minute details that have to do with TV contracts that may exist with potential invitees.
Reporter Iliana Limon (who first told the nation just how close BYU was to Big East membership last Tuesday morning on an Orlando radio station with Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi) wrote today that Central Florida president John Hitt is trying to hasten things up, and he wants it resolved soon.
UCF is one of the schools on the Big East's wish list, along with Boise State, Air Force, Navy, Houston, SMU and BYU.
Hitt said Conference USA members UCF, SMU and Houston, along with MWC member Boise State, are all onboard to join the Big East, but a "variety of issues" have popped up during the past month that "have delayed a joint official announcement."
He didn't say if there was one school more difficult to deal with than any other. he painted it as an equal opportunity frustration exercise.
"I would guess it would be announced next week, but you've got a short week because of Thanksgiving," Hitt told the Sentinel. "There are just a lot of moving parts.
<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700199871/BYU-Big-East-speculation-continues.htmltag:news.google.com,2005:cluster=http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700199871/BYU-Big-East-speculation-continues.htmlMon, 21 Nov 2011 18:57:36 GMT">BYU, Big East speculation continues to percolate