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Do not expect a decision this month from the Big East about whether to allow Villanova to upgrade...

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Do not expect a decision this month from the Big East about whether to allow Villanova to upgrade its football program. Do not be surprised if this drags into the summer. If Villanova makes the move up, the timetable probably will be moved back by a year.

Villanova is punting on the Big East for now. Mike Jensen can spin this all he wants, but the bottom line is that Villanova was on a deadline until the end of this month if they wanted to join the Big East by 2014. They do not have the votes to join, so Nova is tabling its decision to save face rather than face the embarrassment of a formal rejection. Well done Big East football programs. You successfully fought off a naked power grab by the basketball schools that would have directly stolen money out of your collective pockets. Now to depose Marinatto from the commissioner's office, get some adults in charge to negotiate a television deal, and force a split in some form. Then we'll be going places.
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