Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
Blog Entry

Report: FSU to lose $2.5M from WVU cancellation

Posted on: February 20, 2012 12:12 pm
Edited on: February 20, 2012 12:18 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

In a move directly tied to West Virginia's arrival in the Big 12, the Mountaineers were forced to back out of a scheduled Sept. 8 contest with Florida State. The school paid Florida State a $500,000 cancellation fee but the total loss could end up being much more expensive, according to one school official.

"We'll probably lose $2.5 million in ticket sales," assistant athletic director Elliot Finebloom told ESPN.com. The school has been scrambling to replace West Virginia on the home schedule, a task that could end up costing Florida State an additional $1 million. Finebloom also explained the economic importance of keeping that date a home game on the schedule.

“Seven home games is something every business in town counts on, from hotels to restaurants,” Finebloom said. “People think it’s about the athletic department wanting to make more money, but we have a responsibility to area businesses who count on seven home games.”

The ACC regular season schedule had been released at this point in 2011, but Florida State's efforts to replace West Virginia are one of the "unusual circumstances" pushing back the release of the 2012 schedule.

The ACC issued a release late last week to explain the delay:

"As has been documented, there are a number of unusual circumstances beyond the control of the ACC and its member schools that have directly impacted a number of our school's nonconference schedules, which in turn effects the development and completion of the overall schedule."

According to Coley Harvey, of the Orlando Sentinel, the Seminoles have reached out to more than 50 schools to try and fill the date. As many as 31 of those have been FBS programs, reportedly including Boise State, Texas A&M, Syracuse, Rutgers, Wyoming, Arkansas, and Pittsburgh.

For more on Florida State, be sure to follow Seminole RapidReports.

Keep up with the latest college football news from around the country. From the opening kick of the year all the way through the offseason, CBSSports.com has you covered with this daily newsletter. View a preview.

Get CBSSports.com College Football updates on Facebook   
Comments

Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:02 pm
 

Report: FSU to lose $2.5M from WVU cancellation

@shellback2

Do you ever have anything positive to say about anything at all? Or do you just hang around these boards waiting to jump on someone's post and insult them. Does it make you feel better about yourself? Do you have some type of basic problem with insecurity that you must constantly belittle others? Don't look now, but your character is showing.



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:39 pm
 

Report: FSU to lose $2.5M from WVU cancellation

After looking at the current schedule for us, I don't think it will happen. Not because we wouldn't want to play FSU, but scheduling would have BSU flying to the East back to back weeks. We play in Michigan  and at So Miss. We also are flying to Hawaii this year. Now if FSU were to play in Boise it could happen. It could happen if our OOC home games are rescheduled. Too many 'ifs'. It's a shame too, after watching our newest QB recruit (I think he has a great chance of starting) Nick Patti and he is from your neck of the woods, he would probably like to play a game in his home state and make his mom proud.     



Since: Dec 20, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:47 pm
 

Report: FSU to lose $2.5M from WVU cancellation

Then you're a coward for laying down...either way, you lost!



Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:45 pm
 

Report: FSU to lose $2.5M from WVU cancellation

Hey, FSU should sue the ACC commish for the $2.5 million.  It is their damn commish's fault WVU had to find a viable conference for its team.  The ACC didn't want WVU... not worthy enough.  The ACC wanted to kill the BE... so, they should be able to help those poor souls at FSU that can't seem to find a BE team to fill their schedule. 

Hey FSU... go get you some.



Since: Dec 20, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:42 pm
 

Report: FSU to lose $2.5M from WVU cancellation

Scared (or in wvu speak: Skeerd)



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:35 pm
 

Report: FSU to lose $2.5M from WVU cancellation

Exactly wvufan.  I find it hilarious that the ACC and FSu have that pained attitude, when this action is a result of the lying, scheming administrators of the ACC schools who plotted behind closed doors to kill the BE by stealing what they thought were the top members of the BE football conference - not once, but twice. You folks created this situation.  Mission accomplished.  You killed the BE football conference.  Now it is a bunch of Conference USA schools, which forced WVU to look for another conference.  And yes this was one of the games the ACC agreed to schedule as part of the settlement from their first raid.
  The funny thing is, the joke is on the ACC.  They got one good football school - VT.  Miami was at the top of college football in 2005, but that was a long time ago and their program will be on probation.  BC is not a geographical fit and they are bad in both football and basketball.  Syracuse is a top hoops program as long as Boeheim is there, which won't be much longer.  Pitt is in the bottom half of football, but is was a solid basketball program until this year.  So they maybe caught the BE as the top basketball conference.  In football, they have a lot more teams, but they are still a weak football conference.



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:04 pm
 

Report: FSU to lose $2.5M from WVU cancellation

Also, wasn't this one of those make up games between the BE and the ACC for when the last time the ACC raided? Ohhhh the irony!



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:03 pm
 

Report: FSU to lose $2.5M from WVU cancellation

Please send all bills and all complaints to the bums at Misery who wanted soo badly to go winless in a conferece and couldn't wait until 2013



Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 11:51 am
 

Report: FSU to lose $2.5M from WVU cancellation

If FSU can't find a comparable replacement they will sue WVU for liquidated damages.  That's all this about, they are trying to establish the baseline for how much they will seek in the event they do sue.  If Bosie ends up replacing WVU in the Big East next year, they would be the logical choice to play FSU.  Of course, that's assuming Boise is available for that date, and doesn't have any scheduling issues of their own that would get in the way.




Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 11:49 am
 

Report: FSU to lose $2.5M from WVU cancellation

We knocked your QB out. No way those players at 18-21 years of age gave a crap about Bowden's last game. We came back & won.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com