This is the last C-USA season for SMU, Houston, Central Florida and Memphis before going to the Big East.
Conference USA seems to be in a perpetual cycle of change. There are five new coaches among the league’s 12 teams.
Hart will replace Steve Orsini, who was fired May 17, a month after SMU hired Hall of Fame basketball coach Larry Brown. Orsini had been SMU’s athletic director since 2006.
Conference USA has announced plans to hold its postseason basketball tournaments in Tulsa in 2013 and in El Paso, Texas, in 2014.
SMU has announced athletic director Steve Orsini has been fired, effective immediately.
Conference USA announced Friday that it is adding five new schools in 2013.
University of Texas System regents have approved letting UT-San Antonio move to Conference USA in 2013.
Conference USA, which has four schools departing to the Big East next season, is reloading by adding six schools in 2013.
More schools are playing conference musical chairs, as Texas State, Georgia State and UTA are all expected to move to the Sun Belt in 2013.
The college sports landscape of North Texas is changing yet again.
The leagues had hoped to dissolve and form a new league or merge into one league for the 2013-14 season, but that is now “unlikely” at least for the immediate future, sources said.
CBS 11 Sports has learned that former NBA basketball coach Larry Brown is scheduled to arrive in Dallas on Sunday to interview with SMU for its men’s head basketball coaching vacancy.