Was WVU Footballs move to the BIG 12 ...

Was WVU Footballs move to the BIG 12 a mistake

Created by Joe Six Pack on Jul 23, 2012

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#1 Jul 23, 2012
I think it was a good decision. Better competition will lead to better rankings.

Bedford, VA

#2 Jul 23, 2012
i mean dont get me wrong the big east was about dead anyway but i sure wont be flying to texas as much as i would have drove to pitt

Oak Hill, WV

#3 Jul 24, 2012
You have to be a complete moron, or a marshall fan to believe it wasn't the right move. It was the only move.

Marlinton, WV

#4 Jul 24, 2012
uuhhhhhh.......... who gives a sh*t?

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 27, 2013
Being in the Big 12 sucks in so many ways;
1. No rivals
2. Difficult in teams traveling westward into different time zone & back.
3. Fans can't travel
4. 9:00 PM basketball starts hard on fans who work early.

But, WVU had to do it for (2) reasons:
1. 20 million per year vs. 8 million at best from the Big East
2. Big East is all but dead -- payouts from the Big East will decrease compared to last contract.

As far as being a mistake: No Way === Not the most ideal place for us to be due to geography---but considering the fact we had no other option it was the best move. On the positive side Big 12 is a great sports conference. Football has no where to go but up. But, I really think basketball will never be able to finish much better than .600 in the league due to travel.
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Oak Hill, WV

#7 Feb 9, 2013
let's see...stay in the Big East making 2 mil a year and losing a bcs bid or, go to The Big 12 and make 30-40 mil a year with big bowl ties ins? Only a moron would say stay in the Big East. And yes, they will make anywhere from 30-40 mil a year.

Oak Hill, WV

#8 Feb 9, 2013
20 mil from the B12. And WVU signed a 12 years and more than $110 million deal with img for their tier 3 rights. So around 33 mil a year is what they're saying. WVU makes more on the tier 3 alone than they ever made yearly in the BE. 3 times more.

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