PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - The Big East Conference football season has come down to a game between one school headed to the Big Ten and another off to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Louisville (9-2, 4-2) visits Rutgers (9-2, 5-1) on Thursday night with the conference's bid to the Bowl Championship Series berth on the line.
Both will likely be leaving the Big East after next season.
The Scarlet Knights announced last week they would be joining the Big Ten. The Cardinals made it official on Wednesday that they would be joining the ACC. The exact exit dates are still to be determined. The conference requires 27 months' notice, but has been willing to negotiate early departures for other members.