Throughout the entire Big East expansion process I've been fairly adamant that Villanova should attempt to block any proposed move of adding the Temple Owls to the conference. For one, a raise in profile for them further dilutes our notoriety in the Philadelphia market, and they become all the more competitive with us.
But as things become more apparent that Villanova is not high on the list of the Big East, it may behoove them to allow Temple (high on the list) an entrance in, provided that Villanova upgrade to FBS status is sponsored by the conference.
Plus, it might make sense for the Big East. if they want to exploit the Philadelphia market (one of the best in the country) even more, they can promote the Temple-Villanova matchup as one of the new rivalries.
What's everyone think? That and more in today's news roundup.
Temple, Villanova mentioned in Big East football expansion
Should Temple an Villanova really consider joining the Big East for football. It's a big decision for the Philly schools.
Lauren Wilson Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll - Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
Freshman midfielder Lauren Wilson (Hummelstown, Pa.) has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon. It is Wilson's first career Honor Roll after she scored two goals in a defeat at Providence on Saturday.
Peyton and Rosengren Win Flight B men's doubles title at Quinnipiac Invitational
In the final tournament of the fall season sophomore Ryan Peyton (Newport Beach, Calif.) and freshman Michael Rosengren (Sharon, Mass.) captured the Flight "B" doubles title at the Quinnipiac Invitational, played at the Outdoor Tennis Facility this weekend. Individually, Peyton also was one of three Villanova players who advanced to the semifinals of their respective singles brackets.
Villanova Women's Basketball to Hold Preseason Event
Head coach Harry Perretta and the Villanova women's basketball program will host a tip-off reception on Saturday, November 5. The event will be held at J.D. McGillicuddy's at 8921 West Chester Pike in Upper Darby, Pa., from 8-10 p.m.
Wildcat Women's Basketball Open Practice
Head coach Harry Perretta and the Villanova women's basketball season held the first practice of the season this afternoon in the Davis Center. The Wildcats went through a spirited two and a half hour session that was open to the public.
Sabatura Scores Early Game-Winner as Wildcats Beat Cincinnati, 1-0
Sophomore goalkeeper Jami Kranich (Hamden, Conn.) made a number of big saves in both halves and posted her first shutout of the season as Villanova (7-7-2, 3-5 BIG EAST) made an early goal stand up for a 1-0 win over Cincinnati (5-7-4, 1-5-2 BIG EAST) at the West Campus Soccer Complex on a warm Sunday afternoon. Junior forward Heidi Sabatura (Lawrenceville, N.J.) scored just 4:32 into the contest for what proved to be the only goal of the game.
Field Hockey Game on Wednesday is at St. Joseph's
Villanova field hockey will play their next game at St. Joseph's new field. It was originally listed on the schedule as a home game, but it is no longer. The Wildcats will be home next this Saturday against Louisville at 1 pm.