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We're told that a future Big East football television package is a bit more valuable with Villanova...

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We're told that a future Big East football television package is a bit more valuable with Villanova in it than any of the other obvious current options, schools such as Central Florida or Houston. (Not sure if Villanova vs. Temple was included in the projections.)

Here's Mike Jensen again from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Temple vs. Villanova is one huge caveat. The other problems with this reasoning are that the Big East football package may be valuable with nine teams as opposed to ten (there have been no leaks to this effect.) Maybe it's better with eleven or twelve, in which case the football programs would want the non-football voters to back off and admit a pair like UCF and Houston. Also, there's the considerable issue that Villanova isn't exactly thrilled with paying to expand PPL Park, which still would probably be insufficient for a BCS autobid conference. Villanova football to the Big East isn't happening. It's time to let go and move on.