Tulsa to the “Conference-formerly-known-as-the-Big-East”?

According to a report on ESPN.com, Tulsa will be leaving Conference USA to join the former Big East.Gradient1plusTulsa

Talk of this has been going around for a couple of months now, but the word seems to be strong enough now that , though no formal announcement has been made, ESPN is putting out the word.

East Carolina and Tulane are also bolting C-USA and all are expected to compete as full members in 2014. Navy will join in 2015.

Those four school will be joining Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Memphis, South Florida, Southern Methodist and Temple.  This will put the 2015 membership at 12.