Temple sports to Big East from Atlantic 10, MAC

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Temple will join the Big East for football next season, with all its other sports moving to the conference in 2013.

The school announced the switch Wednesday.

Temple has played in the MAC in football and the Atlantic 10 for other sports.

Adding the Owls allows the Big East to replace West Virginia, which is leaving for the Big 12, on its football schedule next season.

Temple previously played in the Big East in just football but was pushed out in 2004 because the program was struggling badly. The Owls turned their fortunes around in the MAC.