The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
Officials from the University of Central Florida will be in Indianapolis on Friday for a hearing with the NCAA to determine whether the school’s self-imposed penalties are sufficient following an investigation into major recruiting violations within its football and basketball programs.
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that The Big East is set to announce the additions of Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Houston, Central Florida and SMU for all sports as soon as Wednesday.
Central Florida president John Hitt says that Keith Tribble is resigning as athletic director amid allegations of recruiting violations in the school’s football and basketball programs.
A person familiar with the decision says the Big East will invite Boise State, Navy and Air Force for football only and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports.
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.