The Big East on Friday announced its revised home and away matchups for the 2013 football season. With only 10 teams, the conference will no longer be splitting into two divisions, a source confirmed to CSNPhilly.com, and it will not play a year-end championship game, as was previously planned.
The revisions come as a result of Boise State and San Diego State's decisions to remain in the Mountain West Conference. Both schools were scheduled to join the Big East as football-only members this coming July, but backed out of that commitment as a result of the conference's continued instability and inability to land a sizable television contract to date.
As for Temple, the Owls were scheduled to host Boise State and travel to San Diego State.Since those games will no longer take place, Temple is now scheduled to host UCF, Connecticut, Houston and 2012 conference-champion Louisville. It will play road games against Cincinnati, Memphis, Rutgers and Southern Methodist.
Dates and times for those games have yet to be announced.South Florida is the only Big East member Temple will not play in 2013.The 2013 season will be UCF, Houston, Southern Methodist and Memphis' first in the Big East and Rutgers' and Louisville's last. Those schools will join the Big Ten and ACC, respectively, in 2014.Temple, meanwhile, rounds out its 2013 schedule with out-of-conference matchups at Notre Dame (Aug. 31), versus Fordham (Sept. 14), at Idaho (Sept. 28) and versus Army (Oct. 19).
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