Originally Posted by paintmered
I don't see any way Penn State allows Pitt into the Big 10.
I think it is actually the opposite. Penn St has been pushing for Pitt to join for a while.
And, while Notre Dame irritates people because they're allowed to be independent in football (and take UC's coach) losing them would be a huge hit on every sport except men's basketball.
If the Big East does lose a school, they're in big trouble football-wise. They already struggle to maintain credibility nationally with an 8 team conference and that will be even more difficult if they replace Pitt or Rutgers with a school like Memphis.