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West Virginia Mountaineers Considering SEC, Other Options After Pitt And Syracuse Departures From Big East

Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail reports that, in the wake of the departures of Pitt and Syracuse, West Virginia is trying to decide what to do.

“I believe things will be all right,” said Drew Payne, chair of WVU’s Board of Governors. “How it’s going to end up, how it’s going to come down, I don’t think we know what that will be, but we will be in one of the major conferences that survive.”

Casazza says that the Mountaineers have been in contact with the ACC and SEC about a potential conference switch. The ACC seems unlikely, but the SEC is a possibility, Casazza reports. WVU could also stay with the Big East if the conference makes up for the impending departures with new additions, such as Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, or other Big 12 teams.

We’ll see how things shake out. The only good news here, from WVU’s perspective, is that whatever happens, the competition in football can hardly do anything but get better.

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