With Temple likely headed to the Big East as an all-sports member in 2012, Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade didn't sound surprised the Owls would seek such a move.
"Temple is a valued member of the A-10,” McGlade said in a statement. “However we are well aware that finding the right home for its FBS football program will drive its future membership decision for all sports. The Atlantic 10 is a large, strong league and I will continue to work with our membership in the best interest of the conference."
Temple is a member of the Mid-American Conference in football and a member of the Atlantic 10 in its Olympic sports. To leave the A-10 with less than a year's notice, it would cost $2 million. To leave the MAC with less than a years notice will cost the Owls at least $2.5 million.
By moving to the Big East in 2012, the league would have eight football members and 16 basketball members.