Report: Temple in talks with Big East

Could Temple be the next program to join the Big East?

Sources confirmed to ESPN.com that the school is in discussions with the league about joining as early as 2012. The New York Times first reported the story.

The Big East is trying to add one more school for the 2012 season in order to get back to eight football-playing schools, following the departure of West Virginia to the Big 12. Getting another school in would alleviate major scheduling concerns with just seven schools in the league. Adding Boise State a year early had been an option, but it appears the Broncos are leaning toward staying in the Mountain West for one more year.