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AP Source: Big East leaders discussing expansion

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the situation say Big East university presidents and chancellors are holding a conference call to discuss expansion and the expected loss of TCU.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the conference did not want to make a public announcement.

TCU, which was slated to join the Big East in 2012, received an invite to the Big 12 on Thursday. Syracuse and Pittsburgh already have announced they are leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Big East would be down to six football schools without TCU: West Virginia, Louisville, Cincinnati, South Florida, Rutgers and Connecticut.

The Big East's non-football members are DePaul, Marquette, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, Georgetown, Providence and Notre Dame.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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