This could only happen in the never-ending conference realignment saga.
Money wasn’t supposed to be an object for West Virginia University when it came to getting into another conference. But when push came to shove, WVU apparently needed help, a lot of help. Needed millions in financial assistance.
No word as to whether it’s a loan. If so, we’re sure they’re good for it, being a big-time football program and all.
WVU and the Big East Conference have reportedly reached a settlement allowing the Mountaineers to join the Big 12 this year for a hefty $20 million price tag. However, WVU is only ponying up $11 million.
The Mountaineers apparently coming up a little “short,” counting on the good will of the Big East and the deep pockets of their new conference brethren. Each Big 12 school will ante up $1 million on behalf of WVU to seal the deal.
Not a way to begin a marriage, the new member of the family having already leaned on everybody in the conference for money.
We’re sure WVU will lean over backwards to be extra nice to fans of Big 12 teams visiting Morgantown. Yeah, one can count on that.