Officials from the seven schools planning to break off from the Big East will hold a conference call Saturday to discuss leaving the league.
Big East's members that don't have FBS football programs have decided to split from the conference, a person familiar with the decision told the AP on Thursday.
No formal announcement has been made and the group of schools, which includes Georgetown, St. John's and Villanova, was still working on how best to go their own way. They have yet to officially inform the Big East leadership of their intentions.
Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco isn't expected to be involved in the conference call Saturday.
The other non-football members of the Big East are DePaul, Marquette, Seton Hall and Providence.