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Big East Adding Five Teams Including Houston, SMU, Boise State

The Big East is reportedly getting bigger in several ways — not only expanding by five teams but also geographically as it now extends its reach from being a regional East Coast conference to the largest geographically of any conference in the U.S. Boise State and San Diego State are among two of the reported additions, according to CBS Brett McMurphy.

The other teams include University of Central Florida, SMU and Houston, who just missed an undefeated regular season in the Conference USA Championship game loss to Larry Fedora’s Southern Miss club. Maybe this means that Kevin Sumlin will stay knowing he’s heading to a larger conference, and Houston will still have their man.

The teams will start playing in 2013 and they will join full football members that also include Cincinnati, Louisville, UConn, Pitt, Rutgers, South Florida and Syracuse.