Buffalo to the Big East? A Load of Bull If You Ask Me

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The ever-popular "Big East expansion" conversation is always in full effect. On the Bleacher Report today, Jeff Kalafa notes that Buffalo could be a viable expansion target for the conference. Admittedly, there are some features about the school that make it an attractive potential piece to the Big East puzzle:

  1. Geographic location
  2. Enrollment size
  3. Public institution with solid academic credentials
  4. A football program that has found recent success

The trumping factor for Buffalo unfortunately, is the fact that it has virtually no presence in any other college sport. Until the Bulls break out solid basketball, hockey, or women's sports programs, I can't see the Big East so much as sniffing in their direction.

B-Squared @ ESPN:

I leave you with the Higher Ed Watch Academic BCS Rankings: