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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 21, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:17 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

You fine Folks do not belong with the Cheaters of the South Eastern Conference The Big East is trying to go the same way as the SEC West Virginia is a great shool with no major violations. Stay that way



Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:05 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

How the F do you have a job man. I'm pretty sure if anyone else, in any other job, (Except fot he US Gov't) made stuff up, and posted lies for all to read would be canned immediately. Sure you have sources, which will never be named because we are talking national security of course, but how about verifying them. You went to f'inf college I assume...basic media journalism!



Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 8:53 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

your a straight moyron



Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 8:50 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

this is all bs  the sec has not rejected wvu nor has it offered missouri  dam reporters report crap on here say not actuall facts  wvu will be fine  hey maybe pitt can finally win a conference if it goes to the acc they couldnt win the big east neither could va tech they had to dumb down there schedule with acc teams so they could win a conference title.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 8:37 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Poor West Virginia.

This is so... the United States of America 2011!

We won’t shun you for your nonexistent academic prowess, embarrassing social ineptitude, regressive or even downright bizarre political views (heck, those things are revered and/or even popular today).  We're simply going to reject because you can't... SHOW ME THE MONEY (in TV revenues)!

Seriously, to NOT have the fine and upstanding state of West Virginia associated with the rest of the fine and upstanding SEC is a downright social disgrace!  LOL

PS - And Yes, I am fully aware that I quoted a 1996 movie to support commentary on a current topic.  What can I say... Cuba Gooding Jr was ahead of his time!!!




Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 8:23 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

I have not seen from one creditable source saying we were rejected by SEC. Being 23rd is great for a media market but nobody in Pittsburgh cares about Pitt. It's about the actual eyeballs on the TV which WVU has consistently outshined Pitt. ESPN or Disney controls a lot the media market. I am predicting an SEC announcement on Thursday driving ratings thru the roof.



Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:59 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

WVU is in the top 16 in beer sales! in the stadium!




Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:53 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

What Pitt guy and critics fail to realize is that WVU is bringing a state not a city.
Ok fair enough.






Except that by offering an ENTIRE STATE, the SEC & ACC still said F YO COUCH WVU!!!!




........and picked PITT and our measly 23rd ranked media market



Since: Apr 1, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:47 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

"What does Ohio St offer? Nothing but, football."

Dumbest comment of the Day Award goes to this guy.  I hate ohio st., but never comment again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:47 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

I am not an Ohio State fan by any stretch, but they played for and lost in a close game in the NCAA basketball finals about 3 or 4 years back!!! Get your facts straight!! That is what they offer beside football!!


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