Air Force meets with Big East Commissioner |

Air Force meets with Big East Commissioner


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Air Force officials have met with members of the Big East Conference and listened to their presentation on why the league would be a good fit for the Falcons.

Academy spokesman David Cannon said Wednesday night that it was just an informational meeting with Big East Commissioner John Marinatto and Nick Carparelli, the league’s senior associate commissioner.

No invitation was extended as the Falcons consider joining the conference in football only.

Air Force was represented at the two-hour meeting by athletic director Hans Mueh, coach Troy Calhoun and Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, the academy’s superintendent.

Cannon did not divulge what was specifically discussed. The Colorado Springs Gazette first reported the meeting.

The Big East is trying to rebuild after losing Pittsburgh and Syracuse (Atlantic Coast Conference), along with TCU (Big 12).