Reports coming out of New Orleans are saying Tulane is expected to announce today their acceptance of an invitation to join the Big East Conference.

nola.com has the report on their website.

They would replace Rutgers, who has announced plans to move to the Big Ten.

Tulane would be the fifth current member of Conference USA to make the jump, joining SMU, UCF, Houston and Memphis.

A news conference has been scheduled for 1pm.