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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.
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Since: Oct 28, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 2:57 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

The cost is going to be closer to $150K.  FSU will not want to play the 2013 game in Morgantown, and thus they will cancel that one too at a cost to FSU of $350K.



Since: Oct 2, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 2:47 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

I thought the Big East had unfinished legal action against them, Syracuse and Pitt because of each of their contracts with the conference signed through 2014.  WVU might be counting their chickens before they hatch. 



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 2:07 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Why cancel the FSU game?  Are you going to tell me that there is not a cupcake on the schedule that they could cancel instead.  I would call them cowards, but I really know better.  This is about money.  It costs WVU less to cancel a road game with FSU that it does a home game against a cupcake.  It is just the way of college football now. 



Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 12:39 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

That's still no excuse for WV mad dash to the big12 leaving everyone else to fix their schedules at the last minute. Remember WV had no problems forcing Cuse and Pitt to stay for 27 months before they got their big12 invite.
Could you provide some proof that WVU forced SU and Pitt to stay for 27 mths?

They are a bunch of hypocrites


Who cares?  The whole expansion business is hypocritical. 



Since: May 1, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 12:23 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

That's still no excuse for WV mad dash to the big12 leaving everyone else to fix their schedules at the last minute. Remember WV had no problems forcing Cuse and Pitt to stay for 27 months before they got their big12 invite. They are a bunch of hypocrites



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 12:12 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Squall's a Rutgers fan... in light of the current coaching shenanigans occuring at that fine institution, he is probably well versed on issues of integrity.

I'll make it simple for you, Squall. It's time to leave the sinking garbage scow that is the Big East conference. The administrators at Rutgers know this as well as the officials at WVU.

If you're upset with WVU rearranging a schedule to join a new conference, turn your ire towards your own school for not having the wherewithall to get out ASAP. Schiano saw the handwriting on the wall. Time to move on to something more stable for everyone, sir.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 12:02 pm
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

BYU should drop Weber St and add Florida St if the Noles are amenable. That'd be a killer schedule with Florida St, Washington St, Utah, Boise St, Oregon St, Notre Dame, and Georgia Tech. Better than any MWC or WAC schedule they ever had.



Since: Jan 7, 2012
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:58 am
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

If they are planning to play in the Big 12 this year, as it appears they are, they have no choice but to drop this game. So, I don't see how that is "unethical" or how there is anything wrong with it. They have to pay $500,000 and FSU can probably schedule Florida A&M or someone in their place. It only helps their winning percentage.



Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:55 am
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

Squall what a obvious display of your lack of class and ignorance on the subject!




Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:47 am
 

More evidence WVU to Big 12? WVU cancels FSU game

The lack of integrity demonstrated by West Virginia University knows no bounds,


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