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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.

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Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2011 6:35 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Whatever little man!



Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 4:34 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Barth, your status says all there is to know about you... Amateur. There was no lower class such as idiot, which would be far more appropriate for your racist rants.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 4:03 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Just me, but when the Big East disappears, that's if another weaker conference doesn't change it's name to that, it will be a sad day for college basketball. And should the ACC expand to 20 teams ? What does that solve ? To me this is like driving 80 mph on a highway to a bottleneck that is stopped up the road. They'll get this realignment done and in the end there will be a massive pileup with no where to go. Anyone really think combining the ACC & Big East into the ACC with who they have now is going to somehow create a national champion from the core groups of teams they currently have. At the end of the day Pitt isn't going to be in the BCS title game vs OU or Bama or LSU. They may on a rare occasion down the road, but not every season. And in hoops, Pitt will play it's seed and rounds in the NCAA tournament just like they always have. West Virginia has weakened since their coach bolted to Michigan in cfb. CBB, they are what they are there too.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2011 3:42 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

What made a little school like West Virginia think they can be in any of the top conferences in college, morons.



Since: Oct 16, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:52 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

You feel better now?  Please continue to hate away until you do, I have another cheek if you need it.



Since: Jul 11, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:45 am
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

That's true. WVU fans are all over the place.  But if WVU is being left out of these decisions, it obviously IS about market size.  A Mountaineer in NY, NY who loves being able to go to Rutgers, UConn and MSG when WVU travels here.  Those involved don't understand that WVU gets bigger crowds at the BE tourny than Rutgers and it'd be sad if WVU doesn't get the respect we deserve.


barthgimble
Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:36 am
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Since: Nov 22, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:58 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Moron.



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:35 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Where did you go to school? You must be working on your GED. Please use spell check.


barthgimble
Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:33 pm
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