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Published: March 27, 2013 Updated 5 hours ago

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ESPN’s Andy Katz reported Tuesday that sources have told him that East Carolina soon would be added as a full member of the soon-to-be-renamed Big East.

“I’m not in position to confirm nor deny at this point,” East Carolina spokeswoman Mary Schulken said Tuesday.

Last November, it was announced that East Carolina would join the Big East as a football-only member.

During East Carolina’s news conference to introduce new athletics director Jeff Compher on March 6, chancellor Steve Ballard said that ultimately all of the university’s sports would join the Big East.

ESPN also reported on Tuesday that Tulsa will also leave Conference USA for the conference and that the Big East presidents are excepted to vote on adding the school by next week.

ECU, Tulane and, presumedly Tulsa, will leave Conference USA on July 1, 2014, to join Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Memphis, South Florida, Southern Methodist, Temple and Central Florida. Navy will become the conference’s 12th member in 2015. The (Greenville) Daily Reflector

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