As I have found out over my relatively short life, there are reporters you should trust, and those that you shouldn't. One of the things I'm most skeptical of is the "anonymous sources" that journos always quote. If someone isn't able to comment publicly, there are chances that they aren't privy to the decision making process. However, there are certain members of the media that deserve infinite credit for their ability to gain factual information from sources.
For conference realignment news Brett McMurphy from CBSSports.com has been right on target on just about everything. At this point, I've become extremely skeptical of any information from a person other than McMurphy and to a lesser extent, Pete Thamel of the New York Times.
All of the bullshit this past week involving butthurt Temple fans getting angry over media reports that may have contained false information involving Villanova "blocking" their entry into the Big East only underscores the need to view the media in a more skeptical light. Getting the scoop on these stories is a huge "get" for anyone in the media, and you can rest assured that they'll report on some shoddy information from time to time.
In other words, don't listen to Joe Schad.