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Big East Expansion: Memphis To Join In 2013, According To Report

The Big East Conference is at it again, as's Brent McMurphy is reporting that Memphis University is set to join the league in all sports in 2013. The report could not be confirmed by Memphis' athletic director, R.C. Johnson, but McMurphy's sources say that an announcement could come sometime this week.

"The Tigers would join the Big East with three other Conference USA members – Houston, SMU and UCF – for the 2013-14 school year. The Big East also will add Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members in 2013 and Navy in 2015.

"..."While the addition of Memphis is for all sports, the Tigers' men's basketball program would help offset the future losses of men’s basketball powers Syracuse, West Virginia and Pittsburgh."

According to the report, if the University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University and West Virginia University leave the league in 2013, then the Big East will have 11 football team and 17 men's basketball teams.

For more on Big East Expansion, visit this SB Nation Tampa Bay StoryStream.

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