No surprises here. According to Brett McMurphy, West Virginia's last day in the Big East will be June 30, 2012 and when the clock strikes midnight, they will become
Texas' bitch a Big 12 team.
As for those thinking the Syracuse Orange and Pittsburgh Panthers might try to start super-negotiations to try and get out of the conference and into the ACC, don't get excited cause it ain't happening.
Sources told CBSSports.com that Pittsburgh and Syracuse won’t try to leave this summer, but will attempt to negotiate deals to allow them to join the ACC a year early in 2013. Unlike West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Syracuse have not pursued any legal action to get out of the Big East’s 27-month exit requirement and leave before 2014.
Brett pontificates that by not trying to force their way out now and causing chaos for the five remaining Big East football schools, SU and Pitt can use their newfound goodwill to negotiate down the $20M exit fee that West Virginia paid to something a bit more manageable.
It's a foregone conclusion that the Orange will be in the ACC in 2013 so it's time to just settle in for on more year here. That means we'll always have the Schwartzwalder Trophy to keep us warm, DC alums can look forward to at least one more Georgetown game down in the Capitol and assuming Boise State joins the conference a year early I'll see you in Idaho sometime in October.
The good news is that Marinatto finally came to his senses and blinked. That means he'll blink again next year when we want to leave.