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Memphis to Join the Big East on Tuesday

Our new favorite Kentucky tweeter Matt Jones is reporting that Memphis will be announced as the 17th member of the Big East conference, and 9th football playing school, on Tuesday.  Jones stated via Twitter last night:

Put this in the "rumor to file away in case it happens category." Usually reliable source tells me Memphis will join the Big East on Tuesday

Hopefully this will put an end to Big East expansion chatter, or perhaps it is the ominous sign of an eventual Big East football / Big East basketball-only split. 

More to follow as this develops.