Memphis wants to join the Big East Conference and has hired former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese to help accomplish that goal.
Yet, Tranghese says he cannot single-handedly get Memphis into the Big East or any other Bowl Championship Series conference.
Former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese said he understands why some people would try to connect the dots after he was hired as a consultant by Memphis. But he insisted yesterday there is nothing to the speculation that it would lead to Memphis eventually joining the Big East.
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