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Reports: Tulsa To Join The Big East

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ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting the University of Tulsa is joining the Big East Conference beginning in 2014. 

McMurphy also says East Carolina will join Tulsa as a full member in 2014, as opposed ECU's previous plan of joining as a football-only member. 

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The soon-to-be renamed league will now have 11 schools, nine of which used to reside in Conference USA.  Tulsa, East Carolina, Tulane, Cincinnati, South Florida, UCF, Houston, SMU and Memphis all spent time in C-USA, while only Temple and UConn did not. 

TU spokesperson Don Tomkalski said there is no announcement to be made concerning the report. We will keep you updated with information on this story as it develops.

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