Big East Expansion: Memphis Will Announce Move Wednesday, According To Reports

Though the vast majority of the NCAA's conference realignment madness has passed, there are still a few conferences making big moves. The Big East, which will soon include as many as 46 teams from eight different countries, is about to add its newest member. Though this addition will not help them in their bid to join the United Nations, they might get a little stronger in basketball.

According to an AP Report, Memphis will announce their move to the conference shortly. Athletic Director R.C. Johnson said the school is holding a press conference regarding the school's athletic affiliation on Wednesday.

In all seriousness, Memphis is east of the Mississippi River and has both a strong basketball program and a football program that was respectable not too long ago. If they're trying to stay alive in the new-look NCAA, it's not a bad move. This move was speculated about earlier today, and it now appears closer to being a reality. The Big East is desperately trying to survive after having some of its marquee members poached, and though they haven't pulled off any massive coups, they're doing a decent job of keeping themselves afloat.

For updates on Big East football, basketball and expansion, visit Big East Coast Bias, and stay tuned to our college conference realignment section.

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