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ECU accepts Big East invitation for all sports

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

East Carolina University has accepted an invitation to join the Big East in all sports beginning July 1, 2014. 

ECU accepted a bid late last year to join the Big East as a football-only member. ECU will be leaving Conference USA.

"East Carolina University is delighted to play all sports in this conference," said ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard in a statement. 

Beginning with the 2014-15 academic year, the conference will consist of Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Southern Methodist, South Florida, Temple  and Tulane.  The U.S. Naval Academy will become a football-only member in 2015.

"I am very pleased that East Carolina University will become an all-sports member when they enter the conference in 2014," said Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco. "ECU is a valuable addition to our conference.  They have forward-looking leadership under Chancellor Steve Ballard and an outstanding and well-rounded athletic program."

 

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