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It's official: Temple joining Big East football this fall



The Big East has called a 5:30 p.m. press conference here at Madison Square Garden where they'll formally welcome Temple back into the league, joining as a football member in 2012 and in all other sports in fall 2013.


The move offsets the early exit of West Virginia to the Big 12 and brings the league back to eight football schools this fall -- USF is expected to play at Temple in Philadelphia, replacing what would have been a trip to Morgantown.

Temple was a perennial doormat in its first run in the Big East, losing its first 25 conference games and finishing 14-80, but the Owls have won 25 games in the last three years. Former Florida assistant Steve Addazio will be here as part of the Temple announcement, as will be USF President Judy Genshaft as chair of the league's executive committee.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 3:17pm]


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