West Virginia Big 12
October 28, 2011 by staff
West Virginia Big 12, The Big 12 welcomed West Virginia from the Big East on Friday and said goodbye to the Missouri Tigers before they even had the opportunity to make your move to the official Southeastern Conference.
Now that the poaching of the Big East seems to have ended, the league beset not backing down. It has been busy courting six schools and said he was ready for the ultimate loss. And despite what the Big 12, he says, the Big East West Virginia plans to keep for two years – as it has promised to keep Pittsburgh and Syracuse away from the Atlantic Coast Conference until 2014.
The latest round of restructuring of conferences appears to be ending, but tug-o-war over who goes where when it will probably take a while to settle.
The Big 12 completed its work on Friday by the addition of West Virginia to become its eastern member, join Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State, Baylor, TCU and Iowa State
In its statement, the Big 12, said he expects to have 10 schools for the 2012-13 season, list of West Virginia, but not Missouri, which is expected to complete his transfer to the SEC at any time.
Ames, Iowa, is closer to the Big 12 campus in Morgantown, West Virginia, 870 miles away, but that hardly matters. Mountaineers bring a football program that has been ranked in the Top 25 in recent years, and that’s what matters most.
The 12 great leaders voted to add West Virginia, instead of approaching rival Great Louisville, on the morning of Friday.
“The addition of West Virginia, while expanding the reach of the Big 12, brings an impressive institution with a proud academic tradition dear and sport in the Conference. This is another step in building a solid foundation for future Big 12 “Oklahoma State University, said the president Burns Hargis, president of the Big 12 Board of Directors.
West Virginia is one of the founding members of the conference’s football Big East, established in 1991. Of the eight original members, is only Rutgers. The Big East is trying to reconfigure itself as a league of 12 teams in football and has been throwing six schools, including Boise State. Now it takes seven to reach 12, although perhaps not for a couple of years.
While the Big 12 the declaration of West Virginia, said he began to compete in the 2012-13 athletic season, Big East, said Commissioner John Marinatto the climbers will stay in the Big East for two more seasons.
“West Virginia is fully aware that the Big East Conference is committed to fulfill the notification period of 27 months for members who choose to leave the conference,” he said in a statement.
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