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More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:28 am
Edited on: February 4, 2012 11:59 am
If you're looking for more evidence West Virginia is likely headed to the Big 12 this fall, the Mountaineers canceled their Sept. 8 game at Florida State, sources told

West Virginia originally had its 2012 schedule formatted for eight conference games as a Big East member - that's before TCU's decision to join the Big 12. But if the Mountaineers join the Big 12 this fall, they will have nine conference games and had to drop one contest.

Florida State released a statement Saturday morning confirming West Virginia's decision.

"We were informed in writing late Friday afternoon of West Virginia University’s intention to cancel its 2012 football game with Florida State University scheduled for Sept. 8 in Tallahassee," Florida State AD Randy Spetman said. "We are disappointed for our coaches, players and fans that this game will not take place as originally scheduled.

"We now face the challenge of completing our 2012 schedule just seven months before the start of the season. We will work quickly and diligently to fill the hole on our schedule and will communicate with our season ticket holders and fans as the process moves forward."

The Mountaineers must pay Florida State at least $500,000 because they cancelled the game less than 12 months before kickoff, The Orlando Sentinel reported.

Florida State's best option to replace West Virginia is one of the remaining seven Big East teams, all of which will need at least one game if WVU leaves for the Big 12. The most likely candidates to replace WVU on Florida State's schedule would be future ACC members Pitt or Syracuse.

Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:37 am

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

What a bunch of hypocryts................they are pretty much doing what Rich Rod did to them.  Jumping ship in the middle of a contract..for greener pastures. What a shitty place .  Gotta love people who talk out both side of there ass. 

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:32 am

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

There can be no doubt now that West Virginia will be playing in the Big 12.  That issue is settled.  The only remaining issue is what the Big 12 does, expansion wise.  If the Big 12 takes Louisville and Cincinnati, to become a 12 team conference again, the Big East is finished as a legitimate AQ conference.  It is quite possible that Boise State and San Diego State stay in the MWC, because the MWC would be much more competitive than the Big East.  I hope that the Big 12 puts the Big East out of it's misery by taking both Louisville and Cincinnati for the 2014 football season.  As far as a replacement for West Virginia on theFlorida State schedule goes, Pitt would be an ideal choice.  They host Virginia Tech late in Spetember.  A great warm up for their move to the ACC.

Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:32 am

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Except the courts will keep them in the Big East next year.

Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:04 am

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Yeah, simple. You are a freakin' GENIOUS! I think you should run right over to the NCAA and give them this brilliant, well thought out idea that I'm sure everyone will be in favor of because it's just so amazingly genious. I think you now have shot at overseeing ALL of NCAA football.
WTF are you smoking?
I'm sure the two conferences would be willing to go through all of that BS, especially the Big East, to accomodate the Mountianeers leaving them.
How about put some thought into your posts. That's the most ridiculous bunch of crap I've read on here in a long time....just flat STUPID.

Since: Feb 5, 2012
Posted on: February 5, 2012 9:22 am

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

The solution is simple.  The Big 12 and the Big East approach the NCAA and request a one time (possibly 2 year) exemption to experiment with interconference play between the two conferences.  If two years, home and home games.  If one year, possibly neutral site games to be sold as a separate TV package.  For this experiment only, 13 games would be permitted for each of the conference members.  For next year only, WVU games count for both conferences for BCS purposes.  For next year only, WVU's game with Florida State, in order to have even number games, would count.  If this works out to the benefit of all concerned, which it will, the NCAA would permit featured interconference play, up to 13 games, between two conferences each year possibly on a rotating basis between conferences.  It is doable, because the 13 game exemption has already been established for conference championship games and Hawaii games.  The Big East would meet their scheduling needs and the Big 12, and the Big East, would receive a financial bonanza.  Also, such games could replace conference championship games if held the last game of the season.  Also, perhaps the beginning of a playoff?

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 9:16 am

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

I say go get Baylor for that date.  They have an opening for September 8th and
with no RG III  that would be an easy early quality win for FSU.  Obviously after
that recruiting class WVU wants no part of the Noles in 2012!!!  

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:33 am

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

no one should want to play them.

HA! Thanks for the early morning laugh!

Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:29 am

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Let's all stop pretending that college football is about rivalries, competition, and geography, it's about dollars and cents since the creation of the BCS.  TV ratings were always good but now must be great because that's where the money for these bowls comes from.  Growing up the games that make up the BCS used to pay out $3-4 million per team and now it's $15million.  The people supplying all this money are dictating who plays where to try and get their return on investment.  It's no coincidence why TCU made this move, in this day and age the Mountain West ain't getting a $15 million payout and a hope the fans will show up, they probably would and a gample at $4 million would've been no problem, same goes for Boise St.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2012 6:14 am

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Hmm...too bad.  As much as I would like to see West Virginia get knocked off its pedestal by one of the Florida schools, this one seems understandable.  People can argue the ins/outs of the Big East, which in my opinion isn't really conference at all.  It means one thing when the subject is football membership and another when you are talking about basketball membership.  So it really isn't a conference, but an excuse to get into post-season play.

Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 4:41 am

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

So the team that scored 70 on the team that beat Florida state and Virginia Tech twice is ducking them? This is about their move and that is it. They spanked your champ in the bowl game so I doubt they are ducking them.

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