West Virginia, Big East prep for battle over departure


As Missouri just left the Big 12 Conference to go to the Southeastern Conference, West Virginia is ready to join the Big 12 immediately. However, the Big East Conference is not ready to let the Mountaineers go just yet.

West Virginia has filed a suit against the Big East hoping to depart from the conference soon. The Mountaineers’ contract with the Big East has a 27 month buyout. This means that the Mountaineers would not be able to join the Big 12 until the 2013-14 season.

The Big East is also filing a lawsuit against the Mountaineers in hopes that this buyout clause stays in check and the Mountaineers are not able to leave the Big East for the Big 12 any sooner.

This case is only going to get nastier as it continues to move forward, and fans will be holding their breath, waiting to see if the Mountaineers will enter the Big 12 sooner or later.