Monday, August 3, 2015

Owls would have to pay A-10 $1 million exit fee

Should Temple get an invite to join the Big East Conference for all sports, it would have to pay a $1 million exit fee to leave the Atlantic Ten Conference with one year’s notice. The exit fee would be $2 million if the Owls leave the conference in less than a year’s notice.

Owls would have to pay A-10 $1 million exit fee

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Should Temple get an invite to join the Big East Conference for all sports, it would have to pay a $1 million exit fee to leave the Atlantic Ten Conference with one year’s notice. The exit fee would be $2 million if the Owls leave the conference in less than a year’s notice.

The Owls are members of the Mid-American Conference for football.  And the MAC has a $2.5 million fee for an exit with two years' notice. According to reports, the Owls might have to pay $3.5 million to leave sooner.

So for football, Temple would have to try to negotiate an immediate exit similar to West Virginia's from the Big East.

Signs are pointing toward a vote Wednesday by Big East presidents on Temple's membership in the conference at a regularly scheduled meeting in New York.

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According to a Big East source, the Owls are on the agenda "as a possible vote on a new member" to join the league for football in 2012. That would take care of urgent football-scheduling needs for the conference.

If Temple joins for all sports, it remains unclear when the rest of the teams will join the league. The conference needs an eighth football member for next season because West Virginia left for the Big 12.

Inquirer Staff Writer
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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.

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