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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: May 23, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:43 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Hey Bonehead! Notre Dame is only in the Big East because they don't have to be a football member!



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:42 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

You sir, clearly have no idea what you are talking about with respects to athletics at The Ohio State University.



Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:41 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

If you noticed who whom America's Got Talent (and supported mightly by the state) an West Virginian by the name of Landua Eugene Murphy, Jr.  For a state that does have any professional sports we support our WVU and our native sons. 



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:40 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Notre Dame needs to do what's right and join the BE in football, I'm disgusted that they won't.  Any one else think the same?



Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:40 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. You have to add all the cities in WV to get a true measure of WVU marketplace. People in Pittsburgh could care less about Pitt, Steelers first and Penguins second.



Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:39 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Actually according to this list, the first WV market is #65 Huntington-Charleston (which is both a Marshall and WVU market)...and please note that I am a Marshall fan and couldn't care less about WVU-I'm just defending the state.



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:36 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

What do expect them to say. Really, to admit that two of the premier conf. in the nation snubbed you would be hard. Also it would make it harder to sell yourself to another league.



Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:32 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

I'll give ypu Pittsburgh has a much better TV market than West Virginia. But if you think it's Pitt football, your an idiot. It's all about the Steelers. Besides nobody cares about college basketball, so you just went to one of the worst football conferences in the country. And Pitt still won't be a contender.



Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:24 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Actually, Charleston-Huntington shows up in the 60s, but you probably didn't reference that market because they're so backwards there, they sit on the TV and watch the couch.Smile



Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:23 pm
 

West Virginia turned down by ACC, SEC

Your right the ACC has 9 titles, by 3 schools, in football. Don't bring bball into this, cause this is all about fball. Bball doesn't generate cash like fball. Now plan on being a basement team from here on out.  Hell I bet you get beat ny Duke, in fball!


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