Jan 21, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Tigers guard Chris Crawford (3) takes the ball up the court during the game against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at the Fed Ex Forum. Memphis won 63-45. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

BREAKING NEWS: Memphis to join the Big East

Memphis will be the newest addition to the Big East Conference. Not just for basketball, but for all sports. The move will be in effect for the 2013-2014 season.

Outgoing Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson confirmed to ESPN.com that the official call with the Big East to accept the invitation from commissioner John Marinatto will take place at 1 p.m. ET.  -via ESPN

This is exciting news for all Big East supporters. Memphis is a quality program with a rich basketball tradition. The move from Conference USA to Big East will be great for them. Notre Dame, as an Independent, does not have to worry about the football affects of this news.

The details of any exit fee for Conference USA or entry fee will be discussed on Wednesday.

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