Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Conference Realignment 2011: Not so Fast, WVU

Yesterday, it was a done deal. Today, it's on hold.

WVU may not be heading to the Big 12 after all. is reporting that sources say it hit a "bump" last night. The Big 12 is going to take a bit longer to decide, and potentially make vote early next week.

Also, the Dominion Post is reporting that the major reason for this is a "late push" by Louisville. The Cardinals were at one point the favorite to be the first team into the Big 12, but WVU overtook them over the last week. Louisville also seems to have an ally in Texas Tech, following comments made by Tommy Tuberville yesterday about travel. It makes you wonder if that is one of the snags.

This is just another chapter of pain for Mountaineer fans, who have been dying to find a new home ever since Syracuse and Pittsburgh took off. It will certainly be embarrassing at this point to have to crawl back to the Big East. Hopefully that wont be the case.

UPDATE: Pete Thamel of the New York Times just dropped a bomb on Twitter.

PeteThamelNYT Pete Thamel
Just filed to NYT: After being told it was accepted to Big12, WVU in holding pattern. Its "50-50" and "too close to call" with Lville.

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