West Virginia University athletic director has released the following statement regarding the meeting he attended last night in New York City with other Big East officials:
President Clements and I represented West Virginia University at last night’s BIG EAST meeting in New York. The group concluded the meeting with a strategy to recruit top level BCS-caliber institutions that match the league’s strong athletic and academic histories and traditions.
As I stated before, WVU is an excellent flagship, land-grant University, with national-caliber athletic and academic programs. We are, and will remain, a national player in college athletics.
The conference office will coordinate any further discussion on this issue.
What does that mean? Not much. It tells WVU fans not to worry, because WVU will always be relevant regardless of where the Mountaineers land. What is interesting is that it DOES NOT include a great vote of confidence towards the current conference. The ’Eers have played football for over a hundred years, that will continue. Where? Only time will tell.