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Tulsa to Join American Athletic Conference (formely Big East), ECU for All-Sports

Mar 27th, 2013 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment
Tulsa Big East

As has been expected since the “America 12″ conference name was floated around, the Old Big East is adding Tulsa as it’s 12th member. ECU will also be “promoted” from a football-only member to an all-sports member. The move will officially bring the conference to 11 members for non-football sports and 12 members for football. […]

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Big East Adds Xavier, Butler & Creighton

Mar 20th, 2013 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Missouri Valley Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment
Big East Conference Conference Realignment

The Big East, comprised of the (7) non-football members of the current Big East, have added Xavier, Butler and Creighton to form a 10 member base. The 3 schools will provide high powered programs to the conference, with an argument to be made that the 3 schools are better than more than half of the […]

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San Diego St. to Remain in Mountain West

Jan 16th, 2013 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Big West Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment
San Diego State University Conference Realignment

As has been expected since Boise St. opted to remain in the Mountain West, San Diego St. will do the same. Once Boise St. left, the Big East plan for a western expansion was put to rest. The Mountain West will now have 12 football members with 11 as all-sports members. The conference is expected […]

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Boise St. Passes on Big East, Will Remain in Mountain West

Dec 31st, 2012 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Big West Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

With the Big East loss of members to the Big Ten and ACC, and with a television contract expected to generate much less revenue than previously expected, Boise St. has opted to remain in the Mountain West. While San Diego St. has not made the move back to the Mountain West yet, with the conference […]

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Big East Basketball Schools to Split From Football Schools

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

The decision has been made to leave. Now it is just a matter of seeing how they can leave. The group of non-football school comprised of Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova, Georgetown, Marquette and Depaul are ending their association with the 13 member football schools, but the path will be a rocky one. At […]

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History of the Big East Split Concept

Dec 11th, 2012 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

There are few topics regarding conference realignment that have had more traction over the years than a potential Big East split between the football and non-football schools. On this site alone, you’ll find a number of articles specifically about a Big East split. In 2011 there was talk of a split when the landscape was […]

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ACC to Add Louisville in 2014

Nov 28th, 2012 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment
University of Louisville Conference Realignment

Once Maryland announced they were leaving the ACC, the conference seemed destined to follow a familiar path in adding a Big East school. That trend continued, as Louisville was selected over other options such as UConn and Cincinnati. Uconn was considered the top option after Louisville, but with the all-sports success at Louisville and their […]

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Tulane and ECU to Join Big East

Nov 27th, 2012 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

The 20+ year wait if over for ECU as they are finally joining the Big East…not entirely, but they will become a football only member. Tulane on the other had will join the Big East in all sports, offering some access to the New Orleans market for the conference trying to improve its television contract […]

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Maryland and Rutgers to Big Ten

Nov 18th, 2012 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Big Ten Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment
University of Maryland Conference Realignment

The rumors started a couple days ago, that Maryland and Rutgers were being targeted by the Big Ten…with both schools expected to accept if invited. Rutgers leaving the Big East would be a given. But with an expected $50 million exit fee from the ACC and 60 years membership history, Maryland would have more to […]

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Notre Dame To Join ACC for Non-Football Sports

Sep 12th, 2012 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment
University of Notre Dame Conference Realignment

A move that has been discussed for years has finally come to be: Notre Dame is joining the ACC. The one caveat: they will not be joining for football. With the additions of Syracuse and Pittsburgh from the Big East, following last decades’ expansion with Boston College, Miami and Virginia Tech, Notre Dame will join […]

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