Found November 28, 2012 on Saturday Night Slant:
The Big East became a little more festive by announcing that the Tulane Green Wave will be joining the conference as an all-sports member starting in the 2013-14 season. The move came as an attempt to bolster the quickly thinning ranks of the Big East with Rutgers departing for the greener pastures of the Big Ten and Louisville, Cincinnati, and UConn all vying for spots in the ACC (more on that later). Currently, new Big East commissioner Mike Aresco is in the midst of trying to negotiate a new tv deal and with the loss of the New York City market (potentially what Rutgers brings in) Aresco was trying to fill the void left by that market. Enter New Orleans... potentially. Nevermind the fact that Tulane hasn't been very good at all in football recently (last bowl game was in 2002), or basketball (last went to the NCAA tournament in 1994-95) and their most recent postseason appearance of any of the big three sports was in baseball in 2008. The key to this move was addin...
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