Tuesday, October 25, 2011

West Virginia reportedly headed to the Big 12.

Missouri hasn't left the Big 12 for the SEC yet (and let's continue to pray that somehow doesn't happen, shall we?), but it appears that there's already a school ready to take it's place. And that school is West Virginia. 

"West Virginia is headed to the Big 12, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, a move that leaves the Big East with five football programs and an uncertain future. The person said Tuesday that the Mountaineers had “applied and are accepted,” leaving only legal entanglements from making the move official. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been formally announced."

Even though West Virginia is half a country or so away from the heart of the Big 12, this move just feels right somehow.  Unlike Missouri to the SEC, West Virginia looks like it could slip into the rough-and-tumble regional culture of the Big 12 comfortably. Hide you kids and hide your wives, Big 12. And hide your couches as well.

(via The New York Times)

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