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Big East Files Countersuit Against West Virginia

In best Joe Pesci voice, "Oh, a counter-offer."

WVU/Big 12 Presser Live Feed

The 2:30 pm welcome press conference live feed

West Virginia Sues The Big East: Conference Realignment, Extreme Lawyering Edition

Excellent breakdown/explanation of the WVU v. Big East lawsuit by SB Nation's Bill Connelly

West Virginia Filing Suit vs. Big East

A separate tweet from Hoppy Kercheval, stated "WVU suit against BE claims 'lack of leadership, breach of fiduciary duties by the Big East and its commissioner.'"

Big XII Press Release

The Big 12 Conference Board of Directors have voted unanimously to accept West Virginia University as a full conference member effective July 1, 2012. The Mountaineers will begin competing in the Big 12 beginning with the 2012-13 athletic season.

BlueGoldNews Reporting Possible Early Exit Terms

Sources confirmed to BlueGoldNews.com that Pittsburgh -- which announced in late September that it will leave the Big East for the ACC -- was told it could avoid the Big East’s 27-month waiting period to exit by paying a sum of approximately $21 million. It is believed Syracuse, which is also making the Big East-to-ACC move, was given the same opportunity. Sources could not confirm the same opportunity had been extended to WVU by Friday morning, but they expected a similar offer would allow the school to move to the Big 12 as quickly as the 2012-13 athletic year.

MetroNews Confirms: WVU Is In

MetroNews has learned that WVU has been invited to the Big 12 and has accepted. The sources tell MetroNews that the story first reported this morning by CBS has been confirmed. "It's final," U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said on Friday's MetroNews Talkline. "We accepted. They extended as the deal was proposed and it has been finalized."
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