Well, we’ve gotten to the point of conference realignment speculation where Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is apparently breaking news. Here’s what Pitino had to say about Air Force and the Big East, to ESPN.com:
“Pitino said he was told that the Big East will add service academies Air Force and Navy by the end of the week — but only in football,” ESPN.com’s Andy Katz wrote.
For what it’s worth, from what I know Air Force-to-Big East is not imminent – not to say it won’t happen, but it hasn’t happened yet. There are a lot of factors that will go into that decision – not the least of which is that the Big East has taken some major hits already and might take some more. But, the academy has been very quiet on the issue – I was told yesterday very clearly that Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Air Force’s superintendent, would not be speaking about the matter to me – so nothing can be dismissed.