Big East Expansion: Temple Not Invited By Big East, According To Report

Temple will not be one of the teams invited to join the Big East Conference, according to an Associated Press report.

The Big East Conference will invite Boise State, Navy and Air Force for football only and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports, a source told The Associated Press.

Boise State and Air Force would join the Big East from the Mountain West, and Navy would join the conference after being an independent school. SMU, Central Florida and Houston would all relocate from Conference USA.

Temple and was reportedly one of three finalists for the last two Big East spots, alongside Houston and SMU. Some reports said Villanova did not want to share the Philadelphia market with another Big East team and blocked Temple's inclusion.

Reports say Big East commissioner John Marinatto has had face-to-face meetings with officials at Boise State, Air Force and UCF.

"We have not received an invitation from the Big East. However, we understand that things are moving in that direction," UCF spokesman Grant Heston told ESPN's Joe Schad on Tuesday.

-- For more on the Big East, visit Big East Coast Bias, or visit our page for conference realignment news.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.