WVU has been rumored to send in their paperwork to the Southeastern Conference to become Member #14. This took a little while to happen, with Texas A&M fighting Baylor in the courts to escape the Big 12 (which is just as unstable as the Big East.)
After the break is the timeline that I put together for you that can lead to our arrival to the SEC. Plus, I’m going to post some BONUS RUMORS just for the sheer hell of it. I mean, who doesn’t love a good rumor these days!?
For a while now, rumors have been flowing since Texas A&M and the SEC began talks. Once A&M was accepted, word started to spread that the SEC would have interest in either WVU or Mizzou. It would appear it could all be over very soon.
With Pittsburgh and Syracuse saying “deuces” to the Big East recently in the blink of an eye, other football conference members are running for the hills.
Talk of Rutgers and UCONN showing interest in the ACC. You also hear that Rutgers is in discussion with the Big Ten. Earlier in the week everyone had their money on Texas to the ACC. They were expecting ESPN to help out, considering they have the LHN. It appears Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech will be Pac 12 bound, creating the Pac-16 and four pods of four teams as opposed to divisions.
WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck issued a statement on Sunday that never mentioned the Big East. Does it mean anything? Most likely, it does. Usually you support the conference you’re in, and vow to help make the league the best you can. That didn’t happen. Luck’s statement was short, sweet, to the point, and very vague.
Keep in mind this is a very, and we stress very fluid situation that changes by the hour it seems. WVU officials have not confirmed or denied any of this information. If you follow social sites like we do, and people who have solid information, things looks very good for WVU right now.
Now, for the BONUS RUMORS… keep in mind these are just rumors I’ve heard, and figured I’d post them for the sheer hell of it.
Cincinnati is talking with CUSA which isn’t a shock.
ACC isn’t accepting ANYONE else at this time. They are waiting to see what “bigger fish” decide to do… ie: WVU
Baylor and the Big 12 had meetings with the Big East. – Every BE school attended except for WVU.
Pitt was looked at by the SEC for a second… but the lack of fanbase turned them off. (Actually, this one I believe.)