WVU SETTLEMENT WVU Moving To Big 12; Schedule Released
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Kallie Cart
Reported: Feb. 14, 2012 10:31 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 14, 2012 11:37 AM EST
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, West Virginia
West Virginia University says it has settled a lawsuit with the Big East conference for an unspecified amount, clearing the way for the Mountaineers to join the Big 12 in July.
Athletic Director Oliver Luck says terms of the deal are confidential and WVU won't release details. But he says no state or taxpayer funds, tuition money or other academic revenues will be used. He says WVU will pay the Big East from private sources and money that athletics raised on its own.
Luck planned a news conference later Tuesday in Morgantown.
WVU sued the Big East in November, challenging its bylaws in a bid to join the Big 12. The Big East countersued four days later.
WVU's schedule for the 2012 season has also been announced -- with a Coal Bowl appearance right out of the gate:
Sept. 1, Marshall
Sept. 15, vs. James Madison, at Landover, Md.
Sept. 22, Maryland
Sept. 29, Baylor
Oct. 6, at Texas
Oct. 13, at Texas Tech
Oct. 20, Kansas St.
Nov. 3, TCU
Nov. 10, at Oklahoma St.
Nov. 17, Oklahoma
Nov. 24, at Iowa St.
Dec. 1, Kansas
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