The Big East released its home-and-away football schedules for next season on Tuesday, and most notably, the league has departing members Rutgers and Louisville taking trips to play at Boise State.
The message being sent from the Big East meetings is a simple one -- everyone is holding hands and reaffirming their love and commitment to the league.
Because the Big East was indeed a sinking ship in desperate need of a life preserver, it had to trade in the Backyard Brawl for some Red-Eye Rivalry. Simply put, these moves are more of a stopgap measure and less of a stabilizing force.
The Big East is set to add Boise State, San Diego State, SMU, UCF and Houston as it begins to rebuild its league, with an announcement expected as early as Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.