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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: Aug 6, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 9:34 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Stevephonix:  I guess you know so little about college institutions that you can not count.  The last time I saw the numbers WVU has nearly 3 times the students of Duke, Wake Forest, NC State and most of the ACC BIG schools.  I mean really, you think Vanderbuilt is a BIG school, you are truely an idiot.



Since: Aug 6, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 9:30 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Marshall will never join the Big East, just as you will never have a brain.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 9:22 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

I agree, I don't like the mega conference idea.  Not a fan of West Virginia, but 14-16 teams in a conference doesn't sit well with me. 



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 9:14 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

It is a shame that these mega-conferences are being formed, giving such conferences far too much power and leaving teams scrambling like a bunch of prostitutes to work a deal.  I don't think mega-conferences are a good idea, and the NCAA should have prevented them if they knew what was good for themselves.  With large size comes a lot of power.  We know this from anti-trust, big government, etc.  Now, the NCAA will also be a slave (or a prostitute) to the mega-conference.

As far as West Virginia, I have no relationship to them, not a fan or an alum, but I feel sorry for these schools that will be left on the scrap heap.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 8:56 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Being ranked in the top 20 for 5 years + is a good start, not to mention everwhelming fan support that travels well, plus one of the best basketball programs in the nation... but you knew that, you were just pretending to be a moron, right?




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 8:55 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Being ranked in the top 20 for 5 years + is a good start, not to mention everwhelming fan support that travels well, plus one of the best basketball programs in the nation... but you knew that, you were just pretending to be a moron, right?



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 8:40 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

"It's not true!"  "These are all lies!!"

why are all these WVU fans in such denial? Yes, it's embarassing that neither major conference wants you, but now you can look forward to playing your inter-state rival, Marshall, when they join the Big East.

 

 

 

 

lol, Marshall




Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 8:33 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Why is this lie of an article still up, McMurphy?  WVU has already officially called it false...



Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2011 6:45 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

What you dont get that you are married to your sister.



Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2011 6:42 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

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