Ok we have all given Temple some grief from time to time regarding their view of FCS program Villinaova as their rival. But as the Big East turns you start to see why they hate them so much.
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Three calls in two days, all designed to set a course for the league’s future, all with different agendas involving three disparate factions. If the Big East can’t make it through its latest crisis, the reason for its demise will be simple: Too many people are pulling in too many directions at the foundering league at a time when a selfless, united front is the conference’s only chance at survival.
So with all this going on apparently Villinova has said Temple can not come in for all sports. To be all sports Temple needs 75% of the vote. With 14 members (presumably because Syracuse and Pitt won't be voting) that means if Villinova can round up just three other schools they can block Temple.
Mike Gibson, who is never short on words retorts:
Temple Football Forever: Temple and the Big East
I know Villanova is doing its darndest to keep the Owls out. Since Pitt and Syracuse left largely BECAUSE Villanova was being considered as a football member, I can't see that the Big East would be dumb enough to listen to anything that comes out of Radnor
While I disagree with his premise (Pitt and Cuse were gone no matter what happened with Villinova/Temple)
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Buffalo looked great last week against a strong Ohio Bobcats team. Still, Temple is the class of the MAC East division. Bernard Pierce is really, really good. The Owls' running game should wear down a poor Buffalo defense. Expect the Bulls' offense to continue its recent strong play, but the Owls' offense and home-field advantage should result in Temple's fifth victory of 2011.
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