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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 28, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 10:07 pm
 

You're a clown....sorry for the sour grapes but

we owned the Big Least (complete w Football championships) and the Black Diamond Trophy. Enjoy mediocrity....yes I am laughing at you! Go Hokies



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:54 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

5 stars was to Logical Thinker:

Not counting WVU supporters, the fact that contrary to many of these posters assurtions, WVU is relevent. Proven by the fact that there are twenty one pages and counting, of opinions. If Army was rejected by C-USA, do you truly think it would illicit the same volume of response? Thank you each and every negative poster, your need to respond to this story shows that WVU is known and respected.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:51 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

5 Stars!




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:50 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

I can't believe CBS hasn't taken this BS story down yet.



Since: Oct 4, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:41 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

If your source is trustworthy put your job on the line, if WVU ends up in the SEC you quit.



Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:39 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Latest rumor has WVU going to the Sun Belt conference?




Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:35 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Inbred hillbillies? Wow, did you come up with that one by yourself? That is such an inciteful and original depiction of the population of West Virginia. I'm sure you must come from a society made up of nothing but intellectuals like yourself. In fact, I'm quite sure you must be the ruler of your utopian society.




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:27 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Maybe a 1AA conference will let the couch burners join! After listening to them run their mouths about Pitt leaving for days I could not resist?



Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:21 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Not counting WVU supporters, the fact that contrary to many of these posters assurtions, WVU is relevent. Proven by the fact that there are twenty one pages and counting, of opinions. If Army was rejected by C-USA, do you truly think it would illicit the same volume of response? Thank you each and every negative poster, your need to respond to this story shows that WVU is known and respected. 




Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:20 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

I guess both conferences were watching, saw how badly they treated RR on the way out, and wanted no part of a bunch of vindictive, inbred hillbillies.  


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