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 a possible UCF alignment 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.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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