COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 24: Running back Bernard Pierce #30 of the Temple Owls smiles after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on September 24, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The 2012 Big East football schedule is expected to come out this week, now with more Temple.
The Big East has a full suite of football teams, now that the Temple Owls have signed on. This means the conference can go ahead and become the next to release its 2012 football schedule. It's presumed Temple will simply take the place of the West Virginia Mountaineers on this year's schedule.
It's also being widely reported that this week could be the week for the schedule's release. From last week:
Nothing definite, but looks like Big East conference football schedule could be released early next week.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 20, 2012
And then from Monday of this week:
The Big East football schedule will be announced at noon tomorrow.— OwlScoop.com (@OwlScoop_com) March 26, 2012
So that's Tuesday, according to Owl Scoop.
The new schedule will not include the Boise St. Broncos, Central Florida Knights, Houston Cougars, Memphis Tigers, San Diego St. Aztecs or SMU Mustangs, all of whom join in 2013. The Navy Midshipmen drop anchor in 2015.