West Virginia, that school that is suing the Big East to try to get out of the 27 month exit period to get into the Big XII, apparently really needs their lawsuit to work. According to a story posted by Barry Tramel (Mitch Vingle has a similar story here)
Neinas said West Virginia’s invitation to the Big 12 is contingent on the Mountaineers being available for the 2012 season. What? What does that mean? Does that mean if WVU can’t get out of its Big East commitments, the deal is off? Is that why West Virginia spent virtually no time negotiating with the Big East and went straight to a lawsuit? Big East bylaws declare a buyout ($5 million in this case) and a 27-month notification. What does the Big 12 do if West Virginia is handcuffed to the Big East in 2012?