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Big East, West Virginia hit another snag as mediation deadline draws near

Oliver Luck, James Clements, Chuck Neinan AP

Although the Big East and West Virginia have been ordered into non-binding mediation by a Rhode Island judge — the status conference for that mediation has been set for Feb. 9 — it doesn’t sound like the two sides are making any headway in the negotiation process.

The Associated Press reports today that a Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge has refused to stay — or, in layman’s terms, suspend temporarily — West Virginia’s lawsuit against the Big East while the conference’s countersuit is ongoing in Rhode Island.

Judge Russell Clawges said the stay would not “promote the interest of justice.”

Clawges also denied another request by the Big East to dismiss WVU’s lawsuit. WVU has also had a request to dismiss the Big East’s countersuit denied.

Today was the deadline for the Big 12 to release its schedule for 2012 per its contract with its television partners. The conference has reportedly submitted a schedule, but it likely won’t be made public until some time next week as the Feb. 9 status conference draws close.

Perhaps then the conference future of West Virginia will become clearer.

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6 Responses to “Big East, West Virginia hit another snag as mediation deadline draws near”
  1. drummerhoff says: Feb 1, 2012 11:59 PM

    Are you kidding?

    WVU is playing in the Big12 in Sept 2012. The only question that remains is how much WVU must pay to the BigEast.

  2. southyank7 says: Feb 2, 2012 12:13 AM

    i’d still like to know the amount the Big Least has withheld from WVU from the past seasons
    i.e. winning big least championship basketball
    3-0 BCS wins etc.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Feb 2, 2012 12:22 AM

    Just show up in September and play the Big 12 schedule. What’s the BE going to do when WVA doesn’t show up for any of their games? Sue. They’ve already done that. So what. Sue them again. Idiots!

  4. nightrain42 says: Feb 2, 2012 12:50 AM

    The big least needs to quit acting childish and let wvu go. The big 12 said see ya to those who wanted to leave…..the least shld do the same

  5. normtide says: Feb 2, 2012 7:39 AM

    Why all the fuss? Why try to make your gf stay, when it is clear she wants to leave? Just get her half of the rent and say bye. The SEC has no exit fee or waiting period. Slive and fans alike here say the same thing, if you do not want to be here, we do not want you here. Ofc, SEC teams are bound together by a culture, both on and off the field.

  6. illyistic1 says: Feb 2, 2012 10:52 AM

    Bryce treggs mama is a dime piece!

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