In fact, it’s expected to become official tomorrow. Mark Blaudschun, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and the Tulsa World all report Monday afternoon that an 11:30 a.m. ET press conference on Tuesday will be to announce the school’s jump to the soon-to-be-renamed Big East (and holy hell that’s getting annoying to keep writing).
Tulsa is expected to join their new home in 2014, the same year WKU joins C-USA. The school’s exit fee is reported to be $500,000.
Tulsa would be the seventh recent C-USA school to join the Big East, the others being Central Florida, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU and Tulane. Former C-USA members Cincinnati, Louisville and South Florida joined the Big East in 2005.