Rutgers will pay an $11.5 million exit fee to leave the American Athletic Conference, the school and league announced Wednesday.
New Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann has acknowledged she is gay in her official university biography, but says she wants to be judged solely on her ability as an athletic director.
Rutgers has hired Louisville senior associate athletic director Julie Hermann as its new athletic director.
Tulsa will hold a Tuesday news conference to announce it is moving to the soon-to-be-renamed Big East Conference in 2014, sources said.
Western Kentucky is leaving the Sun Belt to join Conference USA in 2014, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Tulsa will join the soon-to-be-renamed Big East Conference in 2014, while East Carolina will be added as a full member, sources told ESPN.
If the Big East loses two more schools to conference realignment, the league's seven-year media rights deal can be terminated, industry sources told ESPN.
The Big East is seeking at least $2.5 million from Notre Dame to allow the Fighting Irish to leave and join the ACC on July 1, a source told ESPN.
The "America 12 Conference" is the favorite to become the new name of the current Big East Conference's football schools, league sources told ESPN.
The ACC will allow Notre Dame to join the league this summer if the Fighting Irish can exit the Big East Conference, sources told ESPN.
ESPN has until Thursday to match NBC Sports Network's seven-year, $20-$23 million per year offer to retain the Big East's media rights, league sources told ESPN.
Boise State will remain a member of the Mountain West Conference and will not join the Big East in 2013.
Boise State is trying to get the Big East and Mountain West to allow the Broncos to retain their home television rights, to guarantee which conference the school ends up in, sources told ESPN.
When Syracuse announced last year it was leaving the Big East for the ACC, former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese said it "ripped out the heart" of the league's seven Catholic basketball schools.
The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents said Thursday any speculation about additional member schools leaving the league is "totally false."
Louisville will join the Atlantic Coast Conference, becoming the seventh former Big East school to leave for the ACC.