Big East Expansion: Temple Officially Announced, John Marinatto Still Searching

Temple was officially announced as the newest Big East member on Wednesday during a press conference at MSG. The Big East will pick up Temple's $6 million buyout, as announced earlier, and the Owls will be on their way to their new home with the quickness. Wednesday's press conference was all about the details, including what's next for the Big East and ... Villanova.

Marinatto seems determined to keep the conference moving forward with expansion, even if he prefaced everything by saying the Big East wouldn't explore new members until it lost current members. This will happen soon, leading to a statement that should raise the eyebrows of other birds of a feather.

Air Force, be ready.

If you were wondering, there will be lots of butt-kicking. Temple is, apparently, the new sheriff in town.

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