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ECU announces all-sports conference affiliation

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East Carolina University has announced a conference alignment for all sports.
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ECU had announced it would join the soon-to-be-renamed Big East Conference for football only in 2014. Yesterday the university announced that all its sports would fall under the Big East effective July 2014. The university competes in 19 sports. ECU continues with Conference USA in all sports for the 2013-2014 academic year. When it joins the Big East in 2014 it will be joined by several other current Conference USA members including the University of Memphis, the University of Houston and the University of Central Florida. I’m George Olsen.

George Olsen is a 1977 Havelock High School graduate. He received his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1982 where he got his first taste of non-commercial radio working for their student station WUSC. After graduation he worked about five years in commercial radio before coming to work at Public Radio East where he has remained since outside of a nearly 3-year stint as jazz and operations coordinator at WUAL in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the early 1990s. On his return to eastern North Carolina he hosted classical music for Public Radio East before moving into the Morning Edition host position and now can be heard on All Things Considered. He also hosts and produces The Sound, five hours of Americana, Roots Rock and Contemporary Folk weekday evenings on PRE Public Radio East News & Ideas, and is a news and feature producer for Public Radio East.