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Big East Files Countersuit Against West Virginia

In best Joe Pesci voice, "Oh, a counter-offer."

BlueGoldNews Reporting Possible Early Exit Terms

Sources confirmed to BlueGoldNews.com that Pittsburgh -- which announced in late September that it will leave the Big East for the ACC -- was told it could avoid the Big East’s 27-month waiting period to exit by paying a sum of approximately $21 million. It is believed Syracuse, which is also making the Big East-to-ACC move, was given the same opportunity. Sources could not confirm the same opportunity had been extended to WVU by Friday morning, but they expected a similar offer would allow the school to move to the Big 12 as quickly as the 2012-13 athletic year.

MetroNews Confirms: WVU Is In

MetroNews has learned that WVU has been invited to the Big 12 and has accepted. The sources tell MetroNews that the story first reported this morning by CBS has been confirmed. "It's final," U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said on Friday's MetroNews Talkline. "We accepted. They extended as the deal was proposed and it has been finalized."

Manchin, Rockefeller, Capito Issue Statements on WVU to Big 12 Situation

Three members of WV's Congressional delegation have issued statements, throwing their hats into the ring supporting a WVU move to the Big XII, while condemning and vowing to investigate any possible behind the scenes political tampering.

Done deal: West Virginia Headed To The Big 12 Conference

Updated link (now Charleston Daily Mail). If Mike Casazza says it, you can believe it.

Tweet of the Day: ESPN College Hoops

Big 12 basketball coaches preparing for new format - With talk of Big 12 realignment swirling around them like flood... http://ow.ly/17V9i8 via @ESPN_CollHoops

A&M's board of regents expected to choose SEC

A&M’s board of regents likely will meet late this week — perhaps as soon as Thursday — to decide the Aggies’ sporting future, a person with knowledge of the situation said. And that future appears to be the SEC, as the powerful league to the east is prepared to lure A&M away from the clinging-to-hope Big 12, a proposed Pacific-10 affiliation and its storied league rivalry with Texas. via Chron.com

Visual Maps Depicting How Big XII Leftovers Might Re-Align (HT Shrewd)

Great article - with visual maps of schools involved - discussing where the remaining Big XII schools may land when all is said and done.

Tweet of the Day: ISU head coach Fred Hoiberg

Cyclone nation...hang in there! It will all work out! We appreciate your support and loyalty via @ISUMayor32

Tweet of the Day: ESPN Big 12 Section

Nebraska ready to talk realignment - http://tinyurl.com/25vr52s via @ESPN_Big12

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