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08:19 AM ET 10.26 | Big East football is facing perhaps its most most important week yet. When West Virginia's departure to the Big 12 becomes official, the Big East will have only five teams, including only one original member, Rutgers. What happens over the next week will determine whether the league will survive or divide. While the league has appeared to hit rock bottom with the loss of Syracuse, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Texas Christian, there are still embers of hope for survival. While no official announcement has been set, a West Virginia official said Tuesday the program "has applied" and "are accepted" to the Big 12, and the departure from the Big East is "solid."

The New York Times

Dana Holgorsen, Icon Sports Dana Holgorsen, Icon Sports
October 26, 2011  08:23 AM ET

That's OK...

Here come SMU & Houston to the rescue!

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October 26, 2011  08:39 AM ET

I'm honestly surprised that WVU didn't come to the SEC. They at least like and care about their football team, unlike say....Mizzou.

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October 26, 2011  09:32 AM ET
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Which is ridiculous... ohh the irony of it all...

The SEC goes academic...

Big Whatever goes football...

who would have thought....

Everybody wants what the other guy has, but be wary of breaking the Commandment "Thou shalt not covet they neighbor's conference members".

October 26, 2011  09:33 AM ET
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Everybody wants what the other guy has, but be wary of breaking the Commandment "Thou shalt not covet they neighbor's conference members".

*thy*


Dadgum typos suxes. Where's my coffee when I need it...

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October 26, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Tradition and logic has taken a backseat to money. I would like to see how Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Auburn respond when they go 3-5 in conference play and watch lesser teams from other conferences get better bowl bids. And Kentucky, Vandy, and Ole Miss go 1-7 or 0-8. If the SEC gets up to 16 teams, that conference will break in half

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