- Feb 26, 2017
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Nova endorsed Temple joining because it fit the need of the conference at the time.So Villanova opposed to Penn State joining the Big East but enthusiastically endorsed Temple joining. Well that’s one hell of a record.
Before the Big East contemplated sponsoring football, in its first few years, there was a decision to extend an invite to either Pitt or Penn State for the basketball centered conference. A majority of the conference favored Pitt. There are varying reports of how this played out, with some reporting that Nova was in the Pitt camp. At the time Pitt was perceived to have the better basketball program and was a city team with the Pittsburgh market. The majority viewed it as a better fit.