West Virginia sues Big East

October, 31, 2011
10/31/11
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West Virginia filed a lawsuit against the Big East on Monday to get out of the required 27-month waiting period and join the Big 12 for 2012.

In essence, the school says the league breached its contract to West Virginia and nullified all bylaws when it stood by and allowed Pitt, TCU and Syracuse to leave and failed to maintain the quality of competition in the league. West Virginia does not hold back with its allegations, repeatedly blaming commissioner John Marinatto and the Big East for "breaching fiduciary duties to the football schools."

The school also believes the Big East will lose its AQ status, and had no choice but to leave for the Big 12. It also points to TCU not being held to the 27-month waiting period as another reason to let West Virginia go after this season.

You can read the full lawsuit here.

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