When the official announcement came, Big East commissioner Mike Aresco was on a plane to New Orleans, where he will watch Big East champion Louisville face Florida in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night.
Once again, Aresco will have to deal with a defection, rather than an addition, as Boise State chose Plan B, which was not to join the Big East football conference next July as scheduled. Instead, the Broncos will stay with the Mountain West in all sports.
Which begs an ongoing question for Aresco and the Big East. What’s next?