More conference jumping

Tulane and East Carolina will join the Big East in 2014.

The University of Denver is leaving the Western Athletic Conference after only a year, to join the Summit League.

North Carolina is staying in the ACC.

Other NCAA news:

Former WNBA President Val Ackerman has been hired by the NCAA as a strategic consultant for women’s basketball. Her focus areas will include:

Revenue generation
Marketing and television strategies
Image and branding
Youth/grass-roots tie-ins
Cost structures


Gonzaga has a new look this season. It’s called defense.

Penn State’s Maggie Lucas blogs about the team’s weekend trip to Southern California.

Florida State guard Leonor Rodriguez is the ACC player of the week.

Cortney French of UC Davis is the Big West Conference player of the week.