Thursday, February 9, 2012

Looks like WVU is a go

The question of whether or not West Virginia will be joining the Big 12 in time for the 2012-2013 school year appears to have been answered, as Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports is reporting that the Mountaineers and Big East officials are close to a settlement that would allow WVU to pay an exit fee of $20 million in order to leave immediately.

If this comes to pass- and it certainly looks like it will- it would leave the Big East with just seven football-playing members for next year. There is a possibility that the league could get one of its confirmed future members (SMU, Houston, Central Florida, Memphis, or Navy) to bolt from their current conference immediately to fill the gap. Then again, you may see Big East teams getting very creative with their 2012 schedules, such as the suggest concept of Rutgers and Syracuse playing each other twice next year.

Sounds pretty weird, doesn't it? But not my chair, not my problem...right?

Morning Dump

Football:

How will TCU handle its jump to the Big 12? ESPN Blog Debate

LT Workout App now available
PR Web


Basketball:

SMU slips past TCU at the finish Star-Telegram

Frogs come up short in Dallas, 68-62
gofrogs.com


Other Sports:

TCU freshman Julien Brun on Hogan Award watch list Star-Telegram

Chris Del Conte's Notes on a Scorecard gofrogs.com