Memphis Joining Big East in 2013
The Big East will announce Wednesday that Memphis is joining the conference in all sports in 2013.
Outgoing Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson confirmed to ESPN.com that the official call with the Big East to accept the invitation from commissioner John Marinatto will take place at 1 p.m. ET.
A news conference will follow in Memphis.
Details of any exit fee for Conference USA or entry fee will be discussed Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) couldn’t wait until the news became official to celebrate.
“I am thrilled that my hometown team and alma mater the University of Memphis is being invited to join the Big East,” Cohen said in a statement. “Joining the Big East will not only be great for the University of Memphis, but it will be an economic catalyst for the City of Memphis.