The Big East Adds Tulane and East Carolina, Should Just Rename Itself Conference USA

The ACC has become a re-branded Big East. The Big East has become a re-branded Conference USA. Tulane will become the latest addition to the conference, adding a moderate amount of theoretical television eyeballs and no athletic prowess. East Carolina will join in football. This collection of teams lacks any coherence or congruity. The conference has become the island of misfit toys, but far less charming.

Tulane is terrible. In football, the Green Wave have not been bowl eligible since 2002. They have not won five games since 2004. They have lost seven-straight to Memphis. MEMPHIS. In basketball, Tulane has not appeared in the NCAA Tournament since 1995. Now, they are moving up a level. East Carolina: decent program under Skip Holtz, just getting back to decency under Ruffin McNeill.

With no privileged football postseason access, there is really no point. The Big East is not adding BYU. There’s a strong possibility Boise State and San Diego State will rejoin the Mountain West. The ACC should take at least one team. Looking at a potential 2014 membership…Yuck.

East: UConn/Louisville, South Florida, Central Florida, Temple, East Carolina

West: Tulane, SMU, Houston, Memphis, Cincinnati

Good luck getting that massive TV deal.

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