Howdyphillip, on 14 February 2012 - 12:37 PM, said:
Texas just released it's schedule... We will be whipping WVU on Oct. 6th down in Austin.
I guess we'll just have to see about that, now won't we?
If I'm state-side I may actually try to go to the Texas game. We'll see.
I'm pretty surprised at how easy it was to get out after all the talk of holding WVU to the 27 month waiting period. Heard a WVU radio guy do a breakdown earlier - of the $20 million settlement, WVU has already paid 2.5 and the Big XII will pitch in 10. WVU agreed to re-pay 5 of the 10 million given to it by the Big XII with the other 5 being a 'gift'. That 5 million will come in the form of one million dollars each year for 5 years from the time that WVU becomes a full Big XII member. So, for now that leaves 7.5 million that WVU owes the Big East. Supposedly, WVU has not yet received its payout from the Orange Bowl, nor the money owed from the Big East as its annual cut. Essentially, WVU won't actually have to cut the Big East any more checks - money owed will simply be withheld. Not too shabby.
Have to say I'm excited about finally having several big games on the schedule again. One only has to look at the Big East line-up in 2001 compared to today to see how much it has changed.
2001: Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Boston College, Miami, Virginia Tech, West Virginia. Before the Big East came along WVU used to play all of those schools as an Independent anyway. And 'member that Syracuse and Miami were both great programs at one point. And to top it off, WVU used to play Penn State every year as well, who also used to be a bit bigger than they are today. So yea, once upon a time, I remember WVU having big games each year with Syracuse, Penn State, Pitt, Virginia Tech, and Miami. The geography is a little different this round, but its good to see some exciting teams coming in to Morgantown again.
2014: Boise State, San Diego State, SMU, Navy, Connecticut, Louisville, Rutgers, Cincinnati, South Florida, Central Florida, ???
I actually feel bad for Rutgers - the only original remaining football member once Pitt and Syracuse are officially gone.
Edited by S John, 15 February 2012 - 11:26 AM.