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.