East Carolina to Join Soon-To-Be-Renamed Big East Conference

The East Carolina Pirates are leaving Conference USA in 2014 to join the soon-to-be renamed conference that is the continuation of the old Big East.

This is just one more move in what has been a very confusing decade of conference realignment. The Big East has effectively sold its name to a portion of its membership (known colloquially as the “Catholic 7”) and will continue on under some name that has not been revealed yet.

Confused yet? Read more about the Big East realignment here, and read more about the realignment of Conference USA here.

New, unnamed conference (Technically, the old Big East)

Cincinnati (M&W)
East Carolina (M&W)
UConn (M&W)
Houston (Women)
Tulane (2014 – Women)
Navy (2015 – M&W)
Louisville (One Season Only – M&W)
Rutgers (One Season Only – Women)

Big East (“Catholic 7″)

Georgetown (M&W)
Providence (M&W)
Seton Hall (M&W)
Villanova (M&W)

Conference USA

Rice (Women Only)
North Texas (Women Only)
Florida Atlantic (M&W)
Florida International (Women Only)
Marshall (Women Only)
Old Dominion (M&W)
Tulane (Women Only)
Western Kentucky (M&W)


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