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West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Posted on: September 20, 2011 12:35 pm
Edited on: September 20, 2011 1:06 pm
 

With the uncertainty of the future of the Big East, it's no secret several schools are seeking conference membership elsewhere. West Virginia, however, appears like it will remain in the league as Big East sources told CBSSports.com that the Mountaineers will not be accepted into either the Atlantic Coast Conference or Southeastern Conference.

WVU had enquired with both leagues, but WVU officials told representatives of the Big East those overtures had been denied and they were remaining in the Big East.

West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck released a statement on Sunday concerning conference realignment and ironically did not mention the Big East once in his statement.

"There is no question that the landscape of college athletics is once again changing," Luck said. "West Virginia University has great tradition as the state's flagship land-grant institution and we will continue working to do what's best for our University and its athletic teams. No matter how the college athletic landscape changes, there is no doubt WVU is and will remain a national player."

After Saturday’s news that Pittsburgh and Syracuse were headed to the ACC, there have been various reports that UConn and Rutgers are likely candidates to join the ACC

Both schools have released statements about conference realignment, leaving open the possibility either or both would leave the Big East if extended an invitation to the ACC.

Also, Monday Big East commissioner John Marinatto told the New York Times that he expects to make Pitt and Syracuse honor the Big East’s withdrawal agreement - $5 million and 27 months notice. If true, that means the Panthers and Orange could not join the ACC until July 2014.

Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 1:01 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Actually, thats what you say when you prefer things that are backed with FACT.   Just as I posted, you gotta love anonymous sources when it was said WVU applied to the SEC. Truth is, you, me, McMurphy nor his "sources" have a clue.



Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 12:57 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Gotta love anonymous sources.
That's what you say when you're hoping like it hell it's not true.  lol



Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 12:57 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Yeah...only the 15th most profitable in the NCAA.




Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 12:55 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Gotta love anonymous sources.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 12:54 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

This is just not surprising at all.  West Virginia has a good athletic program, but this is all about money and they are just not a big enough draw.  



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 12:53 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

This can't shock anybody...



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 12:53 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

The ACC and SEC both turned us down, so we are committed to staying in the Big East.  Does anyone else find that laughable?  It's like taking your present girlfriend to prom because the head cheerleader and the homecoming queen turned you down.

I think the worst part is your present girlfriend is stuck with you anyway.


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