WEST VIRGINIA LATEST TO LEAVE BIG EAST; CONFERENCE INTENDS TO HOLD WVU TO 27-MONTH NOTIFICATION PERIOD
Statement from Commissioner John Marinatto on the departure of West Virginia:
“This move by West Virginia does not come as a surprise. League officials, members of our conference and the candidate schools to whom we have been talking were aware of this possibility. We have taken West Virginia’s possible departure into account as we have moved forward with our own realignment plans. West Virginia is fully aware that the Big East Conference is committed to enforcing the 27-month notification period for members who choose to leave the conference. We are confident that in the coming weeks we will complete our own realignment program, adding a number of high-quality members to remain among the top conferences in both football and basketball.”
What should the Big East do next? Well, here is my opinion on what the individual schools should decide to do: Enough is Enough!.