Memphis and the Big East Conference are in the final stages of negotiations to make the Tigers an all-sports member of the Big East beginning in 2013, college football industry sources told CBSSports.com. [Interesting. -Ed.]
The state of Florida has more non-BCS programs — Central Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida International and South Florida — than BCS schools, and three of them went bowling last season. The Sunshine State is just one major program away from being able to form its own conference that is as large, and certainly more competitive, than the Big East.