AP Source: Big East Moving Toward Adding Memphis

A person familiar with the talks says the Big East is in discussions with Memphis about the Tigers joining the league in all sports.

The Tigers likely would join in 2013 when Houston, Central Florida and SMU from Conference USA already are set to join the Big East.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because talks were ongoing between Memphis and the Big East.

CBSSports.com first reported the talks and said a deal could be announced later this week.

The Big East is trying to replace basketball powers Syracuse, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.

Memphis has been trying to move from Conference USA since being snubbed when the Big East expanded in 2005.

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  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:13 AM
    Where did you attend college?
  • by why ECU isn't included on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:51 PM
    Check out the latest US news and world report rankings of colleges and universities.They have East Carolina tied for dead last among national universities.The big east or any other bcs conference will never invite ECU until they shore up the academics. No amount of money or unneeded building of stuff will change that. Perception is reality!

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