Report Says Temple Talks with Big East

AP Source: Temple Owls in talks with Big East Bay Errands

By DAN GELSTON
AP Sports Writer
      PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A person familiar with the talks says Temple
is in negotiations with the Big East about joining the conference
in all sports next season.

      The person spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition
of anonymity because the talks are still ongoing.

      Temple played in the Big East in football only from 1991-2004,
but was forced out of the league. It played as an independent and
eventually landed in the Mid-American Conference in 2007. The Owls'
other sports programs, including men's and women's basketball, are
in the Atlantic 10.

      The Big East has an opening now that West Virginia is being
allowed to leave immediately for the Big 12.

      The New York Times reported on the talks earlier Wednesday.

      
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