Rutgers AD comments on West Virginia

October, 25, 2011
10/25/11
5:54
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Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti released this statement early Tuesday evening, in the wake of the reports that West Virginia is leaving the Big East for the Big 12:

"The landscape in collegiate athletics continues to be a very fluid situation and we continue to be involved in discussions. We remain extremely confident that the result once the movement concludes will be very positive for Rutgers University.

"While there is going to be a period of time between now and then that will cause our constituents and fans a certain level of anxiety, given the unique assets we possess, including our strong and growing academic profile, our AAU status and the location and high level of interest surrounding Rutgers in the nation's largest television market, we feel confident in the end result for Rutgers."
Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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