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West Virginia looms as next Big 12 target

Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff  October 20, 2011 02:15 PM

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The Big 12 as expected will lose Missouri to the Southeastern Conference within the next few days, but according to sources in the Big 12, the target team to replace the Tigers is West Virginia.
According to sources in the Big 12 and Big East, the Big 12 expansion will hold at 10 teams for the time being. And while Missouri will leave for the SEC next season, West Virginia will not be available to the Big 12 until the 2014 season since the Big East will enforce the 27 month departure rule for all of its teams (Syracuse, Pittsburgh to the ACC) who are moving,
With Missouri's decision, and only the departure of West Virginia, the Big East is expected to offer inviations to Boise State, Southern Methodist, Houston, Central Florida, Air Force and Navy over the next several days.

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