Welcome! Login | Register
 

Convicted Warwick Sex Offender de Weldon Says He is Innocent—Byron De Weldon, a convicted Level III sex…

Riley: Providence Pension Scam Revealed in Print—Last Tuesday April 28, 2015 the Providence City…

PC Students, Faculty Rally Against Racial Profiling—The main gates of the Providence College campus…

Organize + Energize: Traits of a Disorganized Business. Part 2—Last week’s article discussed a few of the…

Horowitz: Give Obama Fast Track Authority on Asian Trade Pact—President Obama is on the cusp of a…

Moore: Elorza’s Budget is a Bridge To Nowhere—Moore: Elorza's Budget is a Bridge To Nowhere

Secrets and Scandals - Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006, Chapter Nine—Between 1986 and 2006, Rhode Island ran a…

Jencunas: A Tribute to Professor Jay Goodman—Professor Jay Goodman had a story for every…

Personal Tech For Women: 5 Things To Know About Tracking Your Stuff—Losing things – whether it’s your keys, wallet,…

Middletown’s Paradise Farmhouse Named “Best Retreat House” by Yankee Magazine—The Paradise Farmhouse at the Norman Bird Sanctuary…

 
 

Here we grow again - Big East gets bigger

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

 

It didn't take long for the Big East to react to Rutgers' departure for the Big 10.

Tuesday, Tulane University announces it will join the Big East Conference as an all-sport member, beginning in 2014...effectively replacing Rutgers in the league line-up.  Additionally, East Carolina University is expected to join the Big East as a football-only member - also in 2014.

The moves come as the conference attempts to recover from losing Rutgers, which announced last week that it will join the Big 10. The additions give the Big East even more of a "Conference USA" presence, as the league will feature former C-USA teams USF, Louisville, Cincinnati, Central Florida, Houston, Memphis and SMU.  In fact, when the shuffling ends (perhaps) nine former C-USA schools will have a new home in the Big East; two schools from the Mountain West (Boise State, San Diego State) and one from the MAC (Temple) will round it out.

Perhaps.

The addition of Tulane, along with East Carolina will give the Big East 13 football members in 2014, provided there are no further moves - UConn, Louisville, South Florida, Cincinnati, Tulane, Temple, Boise State, San Diego State, UCF, SMU, Memphis, Houston and ECU. Navy is scheduled to join the Big East as a 14th member for football in 2015.

The Big East is currently negotiating a new television contract and stressing its national reach and presence in large markets.  In effect, the league has traded Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Morgantown, WV and Piscataway, NJ (departing schools Syracuse, Pitt, WVU and Rutgers) for Dallas (SMU), Orlando (UCF), Houston (University of Houston) and New Orleans (Tulane).

As for the basketball picture, assuming Rutgers does remain through the 2013-14 school year, there could be as many as 19 schools in the (very) Big East Conference for next year.

 

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
 
:)