A person with knowledge of the decision says Navy will announce Tuesday it's joining Big East football in 2015.

A person with knowledge of the decision says Navy will announce Tuesday it's joining Big East football in 2015.

ESPN and CBSSports.com first reported the news Monday night.

The Big East has been courting Navy, a football independent, for months and service academy officials had made it known they liked the idea of joining.

But when the Big East added Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Houston, SMU and Central Florida as full members in December, the Midshipmen were not ready to get on board. Those schools will begin competing in the Big East in 2013.