Set Sail to the (Big) East

The Big East announced today that the United States Naval Academy will be joining the conference. Because of outstanding commitments, they won't be a conference member until 2015, but that puts the Big East one step closer to the stated goal: a 12 team conference and a conference championship game. Selfishly, it's another game within reach for me--Annapolis is about six hours from Greensboro, but more importantly, I've got plenty of reason to be in Maryland. I've made my way to Navy-Marine Corps Stadium once before for the NCAA lacrosse tournament, and I look forward to having a chance to head back.