Coach Rick Pitino got his wish. The Louisville basketball coach indicated awhile back that he wanted Memphis to join the Big East.
The Tigers will join the Big East for all sports starting in 2013.
More details can be found here.
For those wondering, barring further changes, the Big East could be broken down as such (for football):
Boise State, Cincinnati, Houston, Louisville, San Diego State, and SMU
Connecticut, Pittsburgh (departing in 2014), Rutgers, Syracuse (departing in 2014), UCF, and USF.
Where does Memphis go? Navy joins in 2015, FYI.
Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh (departing in 2014), Providence, Rutgers, SMU, St. John's, Seton Hall, Syracuse (departing in 2014), UCF, USF, Villanova.
19 teams. Don't be surprised if that is an answer to a Final Jeopardy question or something.