The Big East will announce the additions of Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Houston, Central Florida, and SMU for all sports, the Star-Ledger of New Jersey reported Tuesday.
The five schools will join in 2013.
Temple still is considered a football-only backup possibility if Navy or Air Force or both decide not to join the league for football. But nobody is suggesting that is likely right now.
Pittsburgh, Syracuse, West Virginia, and TCU all have left the conference in recent months.
BOXING: Thomas "Hitman" Hearns, the first man to win titles in four divisions, topped the list of 13 people elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum.
Hearns, who won five titles altogether, compiled a 155-8 amateur record and was 61-5-1 with 48 knockouts as a pro.
Also on the list released Tuesday were: famed announcer Michael Buffer, a native of Roslyn, Montgomery County; Mark Johnson, a two-division champion; trainer Freddie Roach; broadcaster Al Bernstein; and journalist Michael Katz.
Posthumous honorees include: Cocoa Kid, Newsboy Brown, Leo Houck, and Jake Kilrain in the old-timer category.
SOCCER: Didier Drogba scored twice to lead Chelsea past Valencia, 3-0, and into the second round of the Champions League. The 33-year-old now has 36 goals in Champions League play.
The United States will play Canada, Cuba, and El Salvador next spring at Nashville, Tenn., in Group A of regional men's soccer qualifying for the 2012 Olympics, beginning on March 22.
Mexico was drawn with Honduras, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago in Group B, which will be in Carson, Calif.
The two group winners get the North and Central American and Caribbean berths in the London Games.
Neumann men's soccer coach Kevin Sloan was named the Division III Middle Atlantic Region coach of the year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
SKIING: American Ted Ligety turned in a blazing second run in frigid conditions to capture the World Cup giant slalom on a demanding Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek, Colo. The three-time overall GS champion flew down the hill in a combined time of 2 minutes, 40.01 seconds to hold off Marcel Hirscher of Austria by 0.69 seconds. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway was third.
Former Olympic cross-country ski champion Christian Hoffmann of Austria, who retired from the sport in 2009, was given a six-year ban for blood doping. He holds six World Cup titles.
NOTEWORTHY: Caroline Wozniacki, ranked No. 1 in the women's world tennis rankings, will return to the Rogers Cup in Montreal next August.
Organizers revealed that the first three stages of the Tour de France in 2013 - the 100th edition of the cycling showcase - will start on the French island of Corsica for the first time.
- Staff and wire reports