Tulane, East Carolina to join Big East in 2014
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither the conference nor the schools were prepared to make official announcements.
New Orleans-based Tulane called a news conference for 11 a.m. PST on campus but didn't reveal the reason.
Tulane and East Carolina currently play in Conference USA. They will become the fifth and sixth C-USA schools to join the rebuilding Big East in the past two years.
Rutgers of the Big East announced last week that it was joining the Big Ten.
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