Finally there is a Big East realignment rumor involving UTEP, though it can't feel too special as a big chunk of the nation's mid-majors are being mentioned.
According to documents obtained by the Boston Globe, the Big East may have discussions with Conference USA and the Mountain West to form a 32-team mega-league that would have four eight-team divisions playing off for a BCS spot. The NCAA would have to approve anything more than a title game and this would presumably be two semifinals and a final.
UTEP would be in the Mountain Division, along with fellow C-USA members Tulsa, SMU and Houston as well as Mountain West members Air Force, Wyoming, Colorado State and New Mexico.
"I just know what I read," athletic director Bob Stull said.
"I don't follow that stuff," coach Mike Price said.