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Memphis Matters February 2012

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Big East Bound

University of Memphis President Dr. Shirley C. Raines and BIG EAST Commissioner John M. Marinatto announced on Wednesday, February 8, that the University of Memphis had accepted a formal invitation to join the BIG EAST Conference as an all-sports member beginning in July of 2013.

In the press conference, BIG EAST Commissioner John Marinatto stated, “Over the past decade, the University of Memphis has demonstrated an unwavering commitment of competing at the highest level in college sports. The University has positioned itself for long-term success by upgrading facilities and investing wisely in various areas of the athletic department including coaching and administration. We are confident that the addition of this outstanding athletics program located in a top 50 media market and in the heart of the nation’s largest conference footprint will further propel the BIG EAST and the University of Memphis to even greater levels of success in the future.”

Tigers in Times Square
Tigers in Times Square!

February 2012
   TIGERS ENTER BIG EAST
   CASE AWARD
   REUNION WEEKEND
   KEMMONS WILSON CLUB
   CLUB & CHAPTER NEWS
   ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
  BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT
  In 2015, the BIG EAST football membership will consist of Boise State, UCF, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Navy, Rutgers, San Diego State, SMU and USF.

In 2015, the BIG EAST basketball membership will include UCF, Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, SMU, USF and Villanova. 

Click here to learn more and to watch Wednesday's press conference.

This change is exciting for the Alumni Association, as it signals further expansion for us as well. We will be visiting our current Out of Town Alumni Clubs in cities of Conference rivals more often, including the Texas, Florida and New England based clubs. We also hope to form new Out of Town Clubs in cities of our new rival teams, including Cincinnati, Louisville, San Diego, etc. Out of Town Clubs host watch parties throughout the Tiger Football and Basketball seasons, and many host networking events to reconnect alumni in the area. Click here to get involved with a Club in your area!

If you live in one of these areas and are interested in reconnecting with fellow Tigers and getting more involved with an Alumni Club, please contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 800/678-TRAX.

 

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