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Tulsa expected to move to Big East on Tuesday

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Western Kentucky’s move to Conference USA became official earlier today. That would lead one to believe that Tulsa’s reported move to the Big East is on the verge of coming to fruition.

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.

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4 Responses to “Tulsa expected to move to Big East on Tuesday”
  1. wustlumdnj says: Apr 1, 2013 7:03 PM


  2. catfanatic1979v1 says: Apr 1, 2013 7:39 PM

    CUSA will miss them as they are a quality program but the conference is still doing well. In fact, I think of it as an equal to the new “Big East”.

  3. harvupdyke says: Apr 1, 2013 8:42 PM

    The big east doesn’t deserve Tulsa let alone an AQ to a BS bowl.

    I will take the champion of CUSA, MWC, WAC, & maybe even the MAC over their big least counterpart now, for the next 5, & the last 5 years.

    If they really need a team that badly, they should pursue the Detroit Lions. Both are equally mediocre & would be a great fit for each other.

    Can the big least do us all a favor & contract already?

  4. thefiesty1 says: Apr 1, 2013 11:22 PM

    Big mistake — another also ran to the Big Least.

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