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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 CBSSports.com.

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.
Comments

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 9:56 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

psht the Big Least...what a joke. Eventually they will be compiled with all Mountain West teams because no one wants to be apart of the new revolution of football in the Big Least



thid coming from a fan of a team that will never be relevant again....thats gotta suck



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 9:46 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Come on some of you bloggers here and elsewhere, stop calling West Virginia cowardly. You know that has absolutely nothing to do with their decision to drop Florida State. Don't kid yourselves. West Virginia will play in the Big 12 next year regardless of any court decision. The only question will be the cost of the eexit fee and how much of that the Big 12 will help West Virginia pay. Those of you who really accuse them of being afraid of playing Florida State are arrogant fools who have you heads stuck someplace where it doesn't belong. Grow up. And welcome to the Big 12, Mountaineers!



Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 9:41 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

WVU = Sleezey Hillbilly Scum. They also won't get their azz's whipped by FSU. Classic scum.



Since: Feb 4, 2012
Posted on: February 4, 2012 9:05 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

I believe history comes back to the Noles. They had five games scheduled with WVU when they decided to join the ACC. Guess what?They cancelled all of them and you didn't hear all of this whinning then.  




Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 9:03 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Still annoyed over losing Hamilton to us?



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:20 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

@ - Yeah, I don't think the Noles will have any trouble filling that weekend, and I'd love to see them play BYU. The logistics and where to play is a good question. Maybe at Cowboy Stadium? BYU likes to play there as often as possible. A guy can dream.



Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:13 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Every once in awhile I am reminded of the stupidity level of this board when I read through a thread like this. Posters calling out WVU for backing out of the game...yet you can't put the pieces together. WVU will play 9 games in the Big 12. Obviously they've been told what their conference schedule looks like for the fall. They must be playing 4 home conference games, and they want to play 7 games at home in order to generate as much revenue as possible. The 2012 FSU game was away. Drop it so you keep the scheduled home OOC games. WVU does not receive outside resources to support it's athletic department. This was a no brainer. The JMU game at Fed Ex Field is essentially a contacted home game with a guaranteed multiple-million payday.



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:10 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

psht the Big Least...what a joke. Eventually they will be compiled with all Mountain West teams because no one wants to be apart of the new revolution of football in the Big Least



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:59 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Florida State has every intention to show up at WVU in 2013, if they want to.  The $ 500,000. bucks that WVU owes FSU, is due because it cancelled it's game with FSU inside of the 12 month period(in fact 7 months).  That's what the $ 500,000. is for.  If FSU cancels out on WVU now, FSU owes WVU nothing.  When you set back and analyize this WVU mess I don't think anyone expects anything better from WVU and their sleazy way of doing business.  WVU has acted like a caged animal ALL the way through this stuff with the BIG EAST.  In the beginning, WVU wanted PITT and SYRACUSE heads on a platter and demanded to the BE Conference Officials that these two schools leaving for the ACC be held accountable to 27 months as in the BE Conference By-laws.  Then when WVU decided to take the invitation to the BIGXII, all the rules then changed and were wrong and the BE By-laws weren't worth the paper they were written on.  I along with many others, hope WVU gets to play in the BIGXII in 2012, and take all their baggage with them and their lack of trust and dignity too!  "What Goes Around Comes Around" with this bunch of misfits, who do not value doing business the right way. For all you WVU die-hards, who come up with any kind of answer to all of your unethical maneuvers, remember there is no honor among outcast, and who cares what kind of answers you have anyway.  



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:52 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

WVU is just doing what it has to do.  The move to the Big 12 needs to happen now, and there are only 2 open spots on the schedule and unfortunately this game must go.  If FSU wnts WVU so bad there will be a chance to reschedule in the future, but for now they need to step aside gracefully, besides after what we did to your ACC champion in the Orange Bowl you should be happy not to have to take a beat down.  WVU can only play 12 games if an FCS team or Hawaii is involved, not FSU.



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