I totally agree with you jasjr.. please take UConn and WVU as they actually add something anything. Rutgers adds nothing and never has. Rutgers was just an expense for us in the BigEast and will be so going forward.
Unfortunately at this point, if UCONN, WVU, Rutgers and ND bail on the BE as well, there's no longer anything East about the FB members. It basically becomes a meld of former BE programs, Big 12, and conference USA/MWC additions.