Tulsa Golden Hurricane mascot Capt. 'Cane rallies the crowd during the game against the Houston Cougars on November 25, 2011 at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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TULSA - The University of Tulsa announced Tuesday that the school is changing conferences.
Effective July 1, 2014, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane will join the Big East.
For months, speculation has swirled about the Golden Hurricane leaving Conference USA for a new league.
Last week, an ESPN report (http://bit.ly/BigEastTulsa) had the university joining eight other C-USA schools in a new conference formerly known as the Big East.
The ESPN report came about a week after TU announced the hiring of Derrick Gragg as vice president and athletic director.
READ: 'Tulsa hires EMU athletic director as new AD, VP' (http://bit.ly/GraggTU)
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