NEW YORK The Big East's long-awaited additions are set, with more rebuilding to come.
The conference is preparing to announce the additions of Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Houston, Central Florida and Southern Methodist for all sports as soon as today, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The five schools will join in 2013.
The Big East has been trying to rebuild as a 12-school football conference since Syracuse and Pittsburgh announced they would be moving to the ACC and West Virginia announced it was leaving for the Big 12.
The Big East also has been pursuing Navy and Air Force as football-only members, but the military academies are not yet ready to commit to the conference, the source said.
Arkansas: Coach Bobby Petrino says defensive coordinator Willy Robinson has resigned.
Robinson is the third Razorbacks assistant to leave in the past two days. Former offensive coordinator Garrick McGee was named the Alabama-Birmingham coach Monday, and former special teams coach John L. Smith left to coach at Weber State.
Cincinnati: Quarterback Zach Collaros is two weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken right ankle, leaving Cincinnati hopeful he could play in the Liberty Bowl.
The senior broke his ankle during a loss to West Virginia on Nov. 12 and had a plate and two screws inserted.
Illinois: Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino has left the school to return to Arkansas.
Interim coach Vic Koenning said Petrino will return to work for his brother, Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino. Quarterbacks coach Jeff Brohm will be offensive coordinator for the Fight Hunger Bowl against UCLA on Dec. 31.
Kansas State: Coach Bill Snyder is the runaway pick as the AP's Big 12 Coach of the Year after leading the Wildcats to a 10-2 finish and an appearance in the Cotton Bowl.
Picked to finish eighth in the Big 12, the Wildcats instead finished eighth in the Bowl Championship Series after beating ranked teams Baylor and Texas.
Louisiana State: Defensive coordinator John Chavis has won the annual Broyles Award given to the top college assistant coach.
Chavis is in his third year for the top-ranked Tigers, who will play No. 2 Alabama for the national championship next month.
Maryland: Coach Randy Edsall says running backs Rahsaan Moore and Jeremiah Wilson, along with defensive back Titus Till, will not return to the team in 2012.
Edsall said the redshirt freshmen have been granted releases and indicated they will transfer at the end of the semester.
NCAA: Former Georgia star Jake Scott was welcomed into the College Hall of Fame by the National Football Foundation in New York. Heisman winner Eddie George, former Florida State star Deion Sanders and retired Michigan coach Lloyd Carr are among the latest class of 16 players and coaches to be inducted.
Nebraska: Former Arizona coach Mike Stoops says he would consider the defensive coordinator's job if it is offered to him.
Huskers coach Bo Pelini has to fill the opening left when his brother, Carl, left to become coach at Florida Atlantic.
Stoops said he would be interested in either a coordinator or head coaching job.
He declined to comment on whether Bo Pelini had discussed a job at Nebraska with him.
Penn State: The university likely won't provide the NCAA all the answers it wants by a Dec. 16 deadline for its inquiry into whether the school broke rules with its handling of the scandal that cost Joe Paterno his job.
School president Rodney Erickson said Tuesday the university would respond to the NCAA as a "work in progress."
Purdue: Receiver O.J. Ross has been suspended from the team indefinitely for violating team policy and rules. Coach Danny Hope did not offer additional details.
The sophomore from Ormond Beach, Fla., had 33 receptions for 356 yards and three touchdowns for the Boilermakers this season.
Richmond: Danny Rocco is leaving Liberty to become the head football coach at Richmond.
Richmond said in statement Tuesday Rocco will be introduced on Wednesday as the 35th head coach in Spiders history.
Tennessee: Coach Derek Dooley has added former Volunteers standout Jay Graham to his staff as a running backs coach.
Graham, a Durham native who starred at Concord High, has spent the past three years as the running backs and tight ends coach at South Carolina.