East Carolina will join the soon-to-be-renamed Big East as an all-sports member, instead of just for football as originally planned.
East Carolina had already been set to join Cincinnati, Connecticut, South Florida and the rest of the Big East football schools in 2014. But with the recent split of the football and basketball schools, the football side is giving up the Big East name and needed to add more members for all sports.
Commissioner Mike Aresco called East Carolina "a valuable addition" in a statement announcing the move Wednesday.
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