Earlier in January, Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas said the 2012 Big 12 football schedule would be released by February. We're now about nine hours away from February, depending on your time zone, and no schedule has been released. However, Feb. 1 is still alive, but that doesn't seem likely either. CBS Sports reports it could be delayed until next week.
The main issue, it would appear, remains the West Virginia Mountaineers. While the TCU Horned Frogs were able to escape the Big East without any legal quagmires, they'd never actually really joined the conference in any practical sense. WVU, however, is engaged in a lengthy legal things-and-legal things repartee with the Big East over when exactly they can leave.
There's also a side quest at stake here, as Tomahawk Nation details. Since WVU and the Florida St. Seminoles were scheduled to play, the ACC's schedule is waiting on the Big 12 and Big East to decide where the 'Eers end up. If the SoCon schedule is somehow also wrapped up in this, I'm gonna start getting upset shortly.
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