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Big East commissioner says he will talk to Navy about possibly joining ahead of schedule

Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco says he will talk to Navy about the possibility of joining the conference earlier than its scheduled 2015 arrival as a football-only member.

Aresco spoke to reporters before Connecticut played at Rutgers on Saturday.

The Big East is on target to become a 12-team football conference next season, with the addition of Boise State and five other schools.

The conference has made it clear that it will be in the market for a 14th member to balance out the league when Navy joins. Aresco says it should not be assumed the league will only add a school currently playing football as an independent.

He says there is no timetable for adding another member, but wants to talk to Navy about joining sooner.

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