Aresco said the Big East also hopes to present a football divisional alignment to its members for approval next month. "We're leaning, more or less, toward an east-west structure," he said. "It doesn't necessarily have to be entirely east-west. We clearly want the western teams to be playing together."
Notre Dame, which competes in the Big East for everything but football and hockey, is also set to join the ACC. The school would like to move next year, but Big East bylaws require it wait until 2015.
Aresco and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbick have had preliminary discussion about a deal to let the Fighting Irish go early.
Aresco said the Big East would be interested in guaranteeing future football games for its members against Notre Dame if the Irish have room on their future schedules with five slots already taken by ACC schools.
"That's something we would certainly consider," Aresco said. "If Jack wanted to explore it we would certainly explore it. I don't know how much flexibility they have."
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