NEW YORK (AP) -- Big East leaders held a conference call Friday to discuss expansion and the expected loss of TCU, but no decisions were made on which schools to invite to the troubled league, two people who took part in the call told The Associated Press.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the Big East did not want to make any public announcements about internal discussions.
The call included Big East Commissioner John Marinatto, as well as university presidents and chancellors and athletic directors.
TCU, which was slated to join the Big East in 2012, received an invite to the Big 12 on Thursday. TCU officials have not officially accepted the invite but that seems to be not much more than a formality.
Air Force and Navy have been at the top of the Big East's wish list as football-only members, but one of the people who spoke to the AP said those two schools were cautious about joining a league that seems so unsettled.
East Carolina has announced that it applied for membership to the Big East, and fellow Conference USA members Central Florida and Memphis have long been looking to join a conference with an automatic bid to the Bowl Championship Series.
Temple, which was pushed out of the Big East in 2005 and joined the Mid-American Conference in 2007, also has been mentioned as a possible candidate to rejoin the Big East.