Sunday, December 21, 2014

A-10 can't compete with Big East lure

It’s no secret that Atlantic Ten Conference commissioner Bernadette McGlade wants Temple to remain a league member.

A-10 can't compete with Big East lure

It’s no secret that Atlantic Ten Conference commissioner Bernadette McGlade wants Temple to remain a league member.

But she’s not naive.

The lure of playing in a Bowl Championship Subdivision conference is a major drawl and something her league can’t compete with.

“Temple is a valued member of the A-10,” McGlade said in a statement Thursday. “However, we are well aware that finding the right home for its FBS football program will drive its future membership decision for all sports.

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“The Atlantic 10 is a large, strong league and I will continue to work with our membership in the best interest of the conference."

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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