West Virginia To Big 12 To Be Announced Wednesday, According To Report

Well now. Just hours after reports emerged that the West Virginia Mountaineers will bolt from the Big East for the Big 12, here's beat writer Mitch Vingle reporting a Wednesday press conference to announce WVU as the Big 12's 10th member:

Confirmed. WVU to Big 12 is a done deal. There will be a press conference with the Big 12 folks tomorrow. The long wait/mess is over...
Oct 25 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Also, if the timelines are correct, that means the Missouri Tigers should announce they'll leave the Big 12 either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, since their presence was WVU's primary impediment. Right?

Not all schools take this as slowly as Mizzou does, at least. The Big 12 also grabbed TCU out of nowhere, and Syracuse and Pittsburgh both left for the ACC before anybody knew they were gone, almost literally.

The Big East will be down to five football schools upon WVU's exit.

For more on the 'Eers, visit West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket. And stay tuned here for more conference realignment news.

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