Central Florida Secretive about Joining Big East

AD declines to say if UCF meeting with Big East

By KYLE HIGHTOWER
Associated Press
      ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Central Florida athletic director Keith
Tribble declines to say whether university officials are scheduled
to meet with Big East Conference officials this week to discuss the
Knights possibly joining the league.

      Tribble maintained Thursday that Central Florida is committed to
doing what's best for Conference USA but says he's also aware of
reports of C-USA possibly aligning with the Mountain West
Conference.

      He says having an opportunity to be in a conference with an
automatic tie-in to the BCS is important and that it would be a
factor should UCF be approached about switching conference
affiliations.

      Tribble says like other universities, UCF has had conversations
with various entities and officials around college athletics to
stay informed on the overall changing landscape.
      

      
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