So the news article threads include discussion of MAC meetings with WKU, including this tidbit:
Western President Gary Ransdell said the Sun Belt, which sponsors I-A football, has been "exerting pressure" on Western to join the league in football but that the school has been reluctant because of financial reasons.
Ransdell said moving to I-A football might be worth it financially if it meant getting into a league such as the MAC.
"A different conference may present different revenue variables," he said.
Selig said that while a move to the MAC would provide Western with the opportunity to go to I-A football, he has not had in-depth discussions with MAC officials in regards to membership requirements. He said there might be a scenario in which Western football would stay in the Gateway.
Sounds like SIU for all sports, WKU for all but football and Temple for football only, for the conspiracy theorists in us!! Perhaps the Temple move is only temporary while WKU or SIU upgrade their programs?