Morning Scoop: Big East Invites Six New Schools

Plus: Dungeon case gag orders, Polly's latest Gold Glove award, additional school closings, and more of what the city is talking about today

Big East Invites Six Schools Not Named Temple. Big East bigwigs met at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott yesterday and decided to invite six new schools to join the conference. Temple was notably absent from the list. But, the conference needs to replace the departing West Virginia, so Temple still might be asked to the ball.  [Inquirer]

Mutual Gag Order Expected in Dungeon Case. Later today, district attorneys involved in the Dungeon Case are expected to appeal to a judge to have a gag order placed on both the defense and the prosecution involved with the proceedings. The defense is not expected to object. [CBS 3]

Placido Polanco Grabs a Gold Glove Award. Polly was one of three Phillies up for a Gold Glove last night at Major Leage Baseball’s annual awards ceremony. Carlos Ruiz and Shane Victorino were both finalists for the award at their respective positions, but Polanco was the only Phillie to leave the event with the hardware. [The 700 Level]

More School Closures Anticipated. The School Reform Commission is expected to recommend closing more underused schools during a meeting this afternoon. [6 ABC]

Philadelphia’s Next Great Public Space Unveiling. At noon today, Mayor Nutter, the West Philadelphia Orchestra, and refreshments from the Garces Trading Co. will be outside 30th Street Station for the dedication of Philadelphia’s Next Great Public Space. [Facebook]

Youth Football Player Diagnosed With Hypothermia. On Saturday, while much of the region was scraping Snowtober off of their cars, two local youth football teams played a game, and one of the players has been diagnosed with hypothermia. [FOX 29]