SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego State University is one of five schools expected to join the Big East Conference Wednesday -- at least for football.
SDSU would join Boise State as football-only members of a Big East western division beginning in fall 2013, according to various national media reports, including CBS Sports and ESPN. Both schools would leave the Mountain West Conference, of which the Aztecs were a founding member in 1999.
Basketball and other sports teams would have to find a new league. The Big West Conference is reportedly the most likely destination.
According to media reports, Central Florida, Houston and Southern Methodist universities will join the Big East in all sports, and Air Force is still considering a football-only invitation.
The Big East, the champion of which gains automatic entry to a prestigious Bowl Championship Series contest, has been seeking to refill its ranks since losing West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Syracuse to other leagues.
It's unknown how long the circuit will keep its automatic BCS bid.
For San Diego State, the benefits include not just the possibility of being in a BCS conference, but joining a league with a higher media profile, a chance to substantially increase revenues and access to more and better post-season options.
The Aztecs second straight 8-4 regular season record was rewarded with an invitation to the New Orleans Bowl against Louisiana-Lafayette, which is making its first bowl appearance in 41 years. The Aztecs almost didn't make it into a bowl contest even though a large number of BCS conference schools with 6-6 records were picked.
SDSU Athletic Department representatives did not immediately return messages.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.