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.
According to a Big East source, the Owls are on the agenda "as a possible vote on a new member" to join the league 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.