Nov 8, 2011 1:54 AM by Lee Douglas
PROVO, Utah (AP) - BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall says the Big East has approached the school about joining the conference.
BYU is in its first year as a football independent after leaving the Mountain West Conference.
The Big East is working to add new members and become a 12-team football conference, following the announced departures of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.
The Big East wants to add Boise State, Air Force and Navy in football only and SMU, Houston and Central Florida in all sports.
Mendenhall said at his weekly news conference: "There is a push and there are conversations that are in place for the Big East to convince or to have BYU join that conference."
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