extended an invitation for Villanova to make the move up. This would give the Big East a 9-team conference and a balanced schedule. Cincinnati Connecticut Louisville Pittsburgh Rutgers South Florida Syracuse Villanova West Virginia That's a tremendous basketball conference and a decent football conference that has presence in a lot of big media spots. My next move would be a play for Notre Dame, Maryland and Boston College to get to 12 and join the big boys. I'd take Navy instead of Maryland if I had to for the national appeal and Notre Dame rivalry. But the conference needs a presence in the Baltimore/DC markets.