Big East denies WKMG report about UCF

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With college football in the midst of an expansion craze, WKMG Sports Director David “Ping” Pingalore had a big scoop Wednesday: “multiple college football sources have said that the University of Central Florida and Memphis could be invited to join the Big East conference as soon as next week.”

So far, Big East officials have denied any offer to UCF is imminent. The New York Post called Local 6’s story “a bogus Florida TV report.” Here’s what AOL’s Fan House reported:

Big East commissioner  John Marinatto and other league officials told FanHouse that an Orlando TV report claiming the Memphis and the University of Central Florida would be invited to join the  Big East as soon as next week is inaccurate. “Those reports are not true,” Marinatto told FanHouse Thursday.

This isn’t the first time Ping has gone out on a limb with a report. Back in December, he reported that  Florida Gators football Coach Urban Meyer had a heart attack during mid-season — one health reason that may have led to the coach’s decision to take an indefinite leave of absence from the team.

As a UCF grad and Knights fan, I hope Ping’s latest report proves to be true.

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