Memphis joining Big East next year

Updated: February 8, 2012, 12:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Big East has invited Memphis to join the conference in all sports in 2013, an invitation the school is expected to accept.

The conference's board of directors unanimously voted to extend the invitation to Memphis on Wednesday, the conference announced.

Outgoing Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson told ESPN.com that the official call with the Big East to accept the invitation from commissioner John Marinatto will take place at 1 p.m. ET.

A news conference will ...

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