Comments From Tulane Head Coaches On Joining The BIG EAST



Nov. 27, 2012

Tulane Head Football Coach Curtis Johnson
"Today is another historic day for our university and an exciting time for our football program. The BIG EAST Conference is a great, but very challenging league, and we look forward to the opportunity to play at such a high level. The 2014 season will be a memorable year with the opening of our new on-campus football stadium and now our first season as a BIG EAST Conference member."

Tulane Head Men's Basketball Coach Ed Conroy
"Our program is extremely excited to become part of the BIG EAST Conference. The BIG EAST has unmatched tradition in men's basketball and is consistently viewed as one of the best leagues in the nation. The BIG EAST features some of the top markets in the country and should really help us in recruiting. We are located in such a great city and represent one of the top universities in the country and now have significantly upgraded facilities and membership in the BIG EAST Conference. All of this will help us sell our program nationwide and move our program where we want it to be."

Tulane Head Women's Basketball Coach Lisa Stockton
"The BIG EAST Conference has a very proud history of basketball and we are very excited to now be a part of that great legacy. This is another positive step for both Tulane University and our athletics department. In the last two-plus years, we've added a practice facility, renovated our home court and now have a new conference on the horizon. This is indeed a great time to be part of the Tulane family."

Tulane Head Baseball Coach Rick Jones
"This is a tremendous move for Tulane University and for our baseball program. The BIG EAST Conference features some of the largest television markets in the nation and that will greatly enhance our overall exposure. The conference features a highly competitive baseball league with great coaches and places a huge emphasis on its programs and will take us to many parts of the country where we have large alumni groups. This is by far one of the biggest milestone events in my 20 years here at Tulane."