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Luck's Contract Extended Through 2017

With a raise and extension, WVU has its leader of the Athletic Department through 2017. An integral reason WVU is in the Big 12 right now, securing and extending Luck's service was a top priority for President Clements.

WVU Baseball Coach Greg Van Zant Not Retained

In a move that really shouldn't surprise anyone, AD Oliver Luck has made the decision to replace baseball coach Greg Van Zant. With the impending move to the Big 12 where baseball may be regarded ahead of even basketball, and it's a sport that has struggled at WVU, improvements to the program were blatantly necessary. The first move to improve the situation has just been made. A national search is now underway. Now, about those facilities...

Mike Casazza Book Detailing the Last 10 years of WVU Football

Waiting for the Fall: A Decade of Dreams, Drama and West Virginia University Football. I wish he would have let me design the cover.

It's Official

Luck said of the settlement: "This closes a chapter and opens a new one filled with exciting possibilities for WVU’s future. I’ve heard from Mountaineer fans across the country who have made it very clear that they are proud and honored to be heading into the Big 12."

WVU/Big 12 Presser Live Feed

The 2:30 pm welcome press conference live feed

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 East Football Power Rankings: Week 3

"This entire conference sucks." "How bad was it? When submitting ballots this week The Smoking Musket asked for permission not to rank teams 3-8 and Down The Drive went right on ahead and submitted a ballot with a six-way tie for eighth place." Dear Oliver Luck, please get us out ASAP!! - Sincerely, TSM

The Price Of A Victory In Big-time College Football

One of the contributors at the Iowa Hawkeyes blog, Black Heart Gold Pants, has done a wonderful breakdown of football spending in the BCS conferences and how it relates to success. While it's not directly WVU related, this analysis clearly shows why AD Oliver Luck is working on increasing revenues in new and creative ways, even if it means selling beer or agreeing to a neutral site game for an extra $.5 million.

Power Players in College Football, Oliver Luck

Great read, and I like what they say about Luck and him pitching WVU to go to the ACC or SEC.

Oliver Luck Talks At Length About WVU's Athletics Future

His in-depth answers touch on the Big East, WVU Coliseum, honoring Don Nehlen, and the BCS. It's really a very good view into the forward-thinking of WVU's relatively new athletic director.

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