And for basketball, the Big East would be a 20-team juggernaut. Imagine what the Big East quarterfinals at MSG might look like. As for the travel, KU and K-State are both closer to Syracuse than USF, so when you look at it like that, it's not completely crazy. Should there be any defections from this football group, maybe UCF gives USF some company, or maybe Memphis adds a new market.
I think if something like this happened, which would be an intriguing fallback option for the schools above, the Big East would cut loose some of the hoops onlies...
Marquette and DePaul are no brainers...beyond that, I would imagine Providence would be the next to go....the 4th would be tricky...ideally it would be Notre Dame, but I could see them also cutting away Seton Hall...