USA Softball has enough problems on its plate without creating more, but that's exactly what it did when trying to force its biggest star, Keilani Ricketts, into a long-term deal.
Western Kentucky is leaving the Sun Belt to join Conference USA in 2014, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Tulane joined the Big East in all sports on Tuesday, becoming the latest addition to the rapidly rebuilding conference. East Carolina also is headed to the Big East as a football-only member. Both schools will join the league in 2014.
The Big East has invited Memphis to join the conference in all sports in 2013, an invitation the school is expected to accept.