West Virginia To Big 12: Big East Confirms Realignment Reports

The West Virginia Mountaineers will leave the Big East for the Big 12, the scorned conference confirmed Friday morning after reports from multiple outlets. The move, whenever it happens (the world is waiting, Mizzou), will take the Big 12 to 10 teams and drop the Big East to some crunched-up croutons, a couple of which are pretty good at sports.

The Big 12 reportedly wants to hold steady at 10, which could be good news for the Big East. If they're able to keep the Louisville Cardinals and their four other football schools, that would mean the reported onboarding of Boise State, UCF and a host of others could bring them to a stabler 12.

West Virginia will have to pay $5 million in exit fees, not $10 million, since the increase depended on Navy or Air Force joining before anybody left.

More to come! Hopefully this is all almost done, so not too much more to come! But more to come!

For more on the Mountaineers, visit West Virginia blog The Smoking MusketAnd stay tuned here for more conference realignment news.

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