Villanova has an invitation to join the Big East in football, according to the Philadelphia Daily News, and Montana is likely to get an offer from the Western Athletic Conference to move its athletics program to the Division I-A level
Big East officials were not commenting, but Villanova athletic director Vince Nicastro told the Daily News: "The Big East very recently communicated its interest in adding Villanova as a football member. As a result, we have decided to embark on an in-depth evaluation of this opportunity.
"As you might suspect, this is a complex issue, which entails many dimensions — both quantitative and qualitative. While we will move forward on this as quickly as possible, it is critical that all of those dimensions are vetted thoroughly prior to making any final decision."