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Big East to Add Memphis for 2013

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The Big East is going to add Memphis for the 2013 season with the announcement coming today. The school has been campaigning for entry to that league for a while. It hired former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese as a consultant, and program sugar daddy/FedEx CEO Fred Smith has offered serious money to make it happen. The fact that the Big East chose to add Memphis, one of the most dreadful football programs in I-A, shows that the basketball interests in the league wield about as much influence as the football interests do. At least the Big East knows what it is.

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