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Big 12 releases 10-team schedule to TV partners

Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:07 pm
Edited on: January 31, 2012 6:24 pm
 

The Big 12 released a 10-team football schedule to its TV partners, the conference said Tuesday afternoon. That indicates West Virginia will be in the league in 2012.

The schedule will be released publicly "in the near future," the league said. CBSSports.com reported earlier in the day that the Big 12 would “likely” delay the release of its 2012 schedule until next week. As late as Tuesday afternoon the league was holding firm to a Feb. 1 deadline to have the schedule completed.

West Virginia and the Big East had been in deep discussions as to how to resolve dueling lawsuits over the school leaving the conference. A league spokesman told CBSSports.com last week that the Big 12 would release the schedule by Feb. 1

Rightsholders ESPN and Fox now have the schedule seven months out from the 2012 season kickoff. Sources have maintained all along that the rightsholders could move the dates of certain games after receiving the schedule. Moving Texas-Baylor and Oklahoma-Oklahoma State to the final day of the 2011 regular season was a major boost to the Big 12. Baylor's Robert Griffin III won the Heisman a week later. Oklahoma State won its first conference title in decades playing for a BCS bowl in prime time.

West Virginia had been in arbitration with the Big East trying to resolve their lawsuits. Big 12 interim commissioner Chuck Neinas has said on numerous occasions that the 2012 schedule would be released by Feb. 1 and that West Virginia would be on it.

With West Virginia, the Big 12 would again have 10 teams, same as 2011. Without the Mountaineers, the Big 12 would have nine teams leaving the league schools to add at least one non-conference game to fill out their schedules at a late date. If the league drops below 10 teams that would likely trigger language affecting payouts to the Big 12 from both networks.

Late last year, West Virginia filed suit to leave the Big East sooner than the league-mandated 27-month waiting period. The Big East countersued. If West Virginia leaves the Big East this year, that would leave the conference with only seven teams for 2012. That would mean each school would have to find a sixth non-conference game to complete its schedule.

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 2:47 pm
 

Big 12 releases 10-team schedule to TV partners

The only thing these courts are looking to decide is how much the exit fee will be.  WVU will be in the Big 12 next year, if Syracuse and Pitt had any balls they would be in the ACC next season, but they don't and so they can play in a league with no BCS bid next season and move to the ACC in 2013.
The Big East won't lose its bid until 2014. With the system in place, the Big East's bid is secure. If West Virginia leaves, Pitt and Syracuse will merely have a stronger chance to make a BCS game.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 2:44 pm
 

Big 12 releases 10-team schedule to TV partners

A Rhode Island court injunction will have power only in Rhode Island.  West Virginia  plays NO football games in RhodeIsland.  Try to enforce it in WEST VIRGINIA. I dare ya.
Problem: West Virginia doesn't only play Big East football. It plays basketball and other sports in the league too, and the Mountaineers do play games in Rhode Island because they play Providence in everything. This won't be that easy necessarily.




Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 8:46 am
 

Big 12 releases 10-team schedule to TV partners

West Virginia had been in arbitration with the Big East trying to resolve their lawsuits.


False.  False, false, false.  There are 2 lawsuits ongoing.  The one filed in WV by WVU is currently in the discovery phase (just went there a few days ago).  Otherwise, the only thing that has happened has been the judge denying 2 different motions filed by the Big East to dismiss the lawsuit.  In the lawsuit filed in RI by the Big East, the parties were ordered into NON-BINDING MEDIATION (not arbitration) by the judge and are due to report back on 2/9. 



What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?

Mediation is a non-binding process where a neutral third-party (the mediator) works with the parties to reach a mutually agreeable settlement. If a settlement is not reached, the mediator has no authority to impose one. In arbitration, the arbitrator hears evidence and receives testimony, much like a judge and makes a decision that is binding on the parties.

 




Since: Feb 1, 2012
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:53 pm
 

Big 12 releases 10-team schedule to TV partners

A Rhode Island court injunction will have power only in Rhode Island.  West Virginia  plays NO football games in RhodeIsland.  Try to enforce it in WEST VIRGINIA. I dare ya.


One step further -- try to enforce it in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa....


Not going to happen....


We'll pay damages and be done with the Big East...     




Since: Feb 1, 2012
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:46 pm
 

Big 12 releases 10-team schedule to TV partners

The 27-month Big East waiting period was never meant as a "punitive" measure.  It was agreed to by members so the conference could find a replacement school for a member who wants to depart and redo a schedule for EIGHT teams.  Because of these two points, it should not even apply to West Virginia.

  • First - The Big East has MORE THAN replaced West Virginia (with FIVE teams this coming year - and more to follow)

  • Second - The schedule will not be for eight teams - it will be for THIRTEEN teams if West Virginia stays or TWELVE if West Virginia departs

  • Third - Since the Big East doesn't need West Virginia to do its schedule - the 27 months can be seen as nothing but punitive.


West Virginia will be in the Big 12 this year.  The only thing we're waiting for is to see how much it will cost us.  I just hope we can compete - but to be OUT of the Big East is worth it.



Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:46 pm
 

Big 12 releases 10-team schedule to TV partners

West Virginia's 2012 Big 12 Schedule:

Sep 15: @ Oklahoma
Sep 29: Baylor
Oct 13: Kansas St
Oct 20: Kansas
Oct 27: @ Texas
Nov 10: @Oklahoma State
Nov 17: Iowa St
Nov 24: @TCU
Dec 1: @Texas Tech

Now that would be mean.  Laughing



Since: Jan 26, 2012
Posted on: February 1, 2012 2:37 pm
 

Big 12 releases 10-team schedule to TV partners

The 27 month notification period is made for the benefit & discretion of the Big East Confereence and West Virginia voted for and agreed to the notification period. If we want to be in this kind of society that is alright.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:44 pm
 

Big 12 releases 10-team schedule to TV partners

SLU and DePaul have been rumored for the Missouri Valley.  Or they can form a big boy midwest private conference (SLU, DePaul, Marquette, Dayton, Xavier, Butler, Det Merc) that would parallel the now-catholic only Big East. 



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 10:05 am
 

Big 12 releases 10-team schedule to TV partners

Injunction filed against the Big XII in 5....4....3....2...



Since: Feb 1, 2012
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:53 am
 

Big 12 releases 10-team schedule to TV partners

Collective BCS games for WVU, TCU, UL, CIN = 8 (5-3).
Collective BCS games for NEB, MISS, TAMU, COL = 4 (1-3)

You fail. 


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