CBS’ Brett McMurphy tweets that the West Virginia Mountaineers won’t be joining either the SEC or the ACC.
Multiple Big East sources said they have been told by WVU officials that WVU rejected by ACC & SEC
Not that this is terribly surprising, but it should still come as sobering news for WVU fans. The university finds itself in a quandary with the departures of Pitt and Syracuse from the Big East. The Big East, depending on what form it takes in the coming years, could wind up being almost barren for football. But due to various factors (that WVU is in a small state and doesn’t have clout in any major markets, and so on), WVU isn’t much of a draw for conferences like the ACC and SEC who can potentially add new teams. West Virginia needs to find a new conference, but finding a good one won’t be at all easy.
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