=== Memphis to join Big East in 2013-14 ===
 
 Memphis,  TN (Sports  Network) - The ongoing game of musical chairs in college
 athletics has its newest player.
 
 Memphis is expected to join the Big East in all sports for the 2013-14 season,
 completing the conference's goal of having 12 football members.
 
 The Big East will host a teleconference with university officials on Wednesday
 at 12 p.m. (et), at which time the plan is expected to become official.
 
 The  move was  reported by several outlets  on Tuesday. The Big East said in a
 news release that the teleconference was to address conference membership  and
 Memphis scheduled a press conference for an hour later.
 
 Big  East commissioner  John Marinatto  and South  Florida president  Dr. Judy
 Genshaft,  CEO of  the conference's  executive  committee, will  be joined  by
 Memphis president Dr. Shirley C. Raines and athletic director R.C. Johnson  on
 the teleconference call.
 
 The  Big East, of course, has been adding members to offset the eventual exits
 of  Syracuse, Pittsburgh and  West Virginia and to reach its goal of having 12
 football teams.
 
 Memphis, in leaving Conference USA, would be the 12th.
 
 The  Big East  had already announced the additions of Central Florida, SMU and
 Houston as full members and Boise State, San Diego State and Navy for football
 only.
 
 It  hopes to  create two divisions and stage an annual conference championship
 game.
 
 Syracuse  and Pittsburgh announced in September that they were leaving for the
 ACC  and West Virginia is moving to the Big 12. TCU, which had agreed to leave
 the Mountain West for the Big East, decided instead to join the Big 12.
 
 In  2015,  the football-playing  teams in  the Big East  would be Boise State,
 Central  Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Navy,
 Rutgers, San Diego State, South Florida and SMU.
 
 02/07 20:51:08 ET