The Big East will have 11 football teams in 2013, assuming nothing else goes completely sideways and the Louisville Cardinals don't leave for the Big 12. This much we know. The Navy Midshipmen are also scheduled to port in 2015, bringing the league to a tidy 12. Boise State could join early, Syracuse could try and leave early, and various other adjustments could occur, but 12 teams seems to be on pace.
And then Pete Thamel reports the Temple Owls could return to the Big East in all sports, which would put the conference in line for 13 football schools. Which means it would pretty much need 14, unless if Louisville leaves. This will never end!
It also confirms chatter from last summer by a number of recruits that Temple was promising a conference call-up.
The Owls have been invited to join the internet-dubbed Mount USA conglomerate as well. Temple was a former member of the Big East until 2004, when it was booted due to poor football attendance. Since toiling in the MAC, Temple's put together two of its all-time four bowl trips and a pair of nine-win seasons. Also, everyone in Philadelphia is madly in love with college football all of a sudden < --- this is a lie.