Conference Realignment: Memphis, The Saddest Auctioneer

The Memphis Tigers have dialed back their conference realignment expectations somewhat. A Big East move still seems like aiming too high, though at least commissioner Rick Pitino is on board:

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''I do think the stars are kind of lining up,'' [Memphis AD R.C.] Johnson said shortly after arriving in Orlando on Friday with the Tiger football team ahead of today's Conference USA football game today against Central Florida. ''We've got an awful lot of people who are sure as heck trying to make this thing work. We think there is a window of opportunity here.'' 

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