The Big East Conference said it would add football next fall and was courting four eastern schools to join the four already playing at the major college level. Meetings would be held next month with Rutgers, Temple, Virginia Tech and West Virginia "to discuss potential membership in the Big East only in the sport of football," the conference said. The Big East's current four Division I-A football schools - Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Boston College and new member Miami - agreed in a meeting Wednesday to add football to the conference's sports.