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Statements on Tulane to the Big East

The Big East and Tulane have made their marriage official, announcing that the Green Wave will begin playing in the conference in all sports during the 2014-15 school year. Here are statements both parties released:

Big East commissioner Mike Aresco: “I am pleased and excited to welcome Tulane University to the Big East Conference. Tulane University is an outstanding academic institution and is committed to excellence in athletics. They will be a valued member of the Big East.”

Tulane president Scott Cowen: “Tulane University is pleased to accept membership in the Big East Conference. The Big East is a distinguished collection of institutions that will be a wonderful home for Tulane. We look forward to our mutual association and we are delighted to welcome the Big East to the Big Easy!”