Collegefootballtalk.com just posted a story breaking down West Virginia's settlement with the Big East. An interresting item towards the end of the article states:
WVU "will use its reasonable best efforts to help Big East members schedule additional football games for the 2012-13 season." Specifically, WVU will help Pitt and Syracuse schedule a Big 12 opponent provided the two schools make a request by today (Feb. 15). However, if the Big East finds a football member for the 2012 season, that rids WVU of all scheduling matchmaker responsibility.
For those interested, the WV Metro News has the settlement agreement posted on it's website. The specific clause is Section 3.6 on page 4. Gotta wonder why the Big East would agree to a specific clause that would help the two teams next out the door. There's got to be something else going on, correct?
According to Sean's story yesterday, the two Big XII teams looking for additional opponents next year are Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, with the former having two open dates (sound familiar?) If indeed Doc Gross give Oliver Luck a call in the next few hours and asks for some scheduling help, keep an eye on Stillwater and Norman for possible opponents next year.