The Southern Methodist Mustangs will formally accept their invite to the Big East conference on Friday, according to Justin Hopkins of 247 sports.
SMU has long been rumored to join the Big East conference as the conference realignments continue to shift across the country. The Big East is the latest conference to go on the offensive as they've reportedly reached out to six schools, including SMU, about joining the conference. It's also been reported that Air Force, Navy and Boise State have been invited in a football-only situation, and Central Florida and Houston join SMU as conference members in all sports.
The Big East was desperately looking to expand after losing Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC, and TCU and West Virginia to the Big XII conference. The expansion for all of these conferences is far from over and now begins the legal discussion on when these schools will officially join their new homes.