610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

College Sports

Memphis Joining UH In Big East

By TERRANCE HARRIS, SportsRadio 610
View Comments
Featured Items

77820352_8PHOTOS: The Bikini: from the '50s to Now

77820352_8Meet The 6-10s

77820352_8Best 7 Events At The Astrodome

77820352_8World Cup's Hottest Fans

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8Is Chandler Parsons Dating A Kardashian??

77820352_8Nicki Minaj's Booty Takes Over Her Album Cover

77820352_8The Worst Things You Can Do On A First Date

77820352_8Local Gas Station Clerk/MMA Fighter Takes Down Thieves

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

Some may have questioned the University of Houston’s move to the crumbling Big East a couple months ago, but it is beginning to look more and more like a wise move.

The Big East has extended an invitation to the Memphis Tigers and an official announcement is expected to be made Wednesday, according to an ESPN.com report. Memphis will join the Big East in all sports for the 2013-14 academic year, giving the fledgling BCS league a 12th football member while also assuring that the Big East will remain a power basketball conference.

Memphis, like UH, is coming over from Conference USA. The Cougars, SMU, Navy, San Diego State, Boise State and Central Florida are joining the Big East in 2012-13. The addition of the Tigers give the Big East a chance to have 12 football-playing members, which opens the door for a lucrative conference championship game to be played.

There had been some concern about the Cougars entering into a league that many believe could lose its BCS affiliation with schools like Syracuse and Pitt leaving for the ACC and schools such as UConn, Louisville and Cincinnati also looking to exit.

But the addition of Memphis gives the Big East a little more footing, especially in basketball.

Contact Terrance Harris at terrancefharris@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @Terranceharris

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus