The Big East Conference announced Tuesday that Tulane and East Carolina will join the league in 2014. Tulane joins in all sports and East Carolina in football only. The league now has 13 schools and anticipates either Connecticut and or Louisville leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference shortly.
One of them is expected to replace Maryland who was sued by the ACC today for the full $50 million surrender fee Maryland hopes to negotiate downward. Maryland is leaving for Big Ten membership in 2014.