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NCAA Conference Realignment: West Virginia Move To Big 12 Reportedly 'Hits Snag'

As of last night the University of West Virginia had scheduled a press conference for Wednesday morning, presumably to announce their intentions to leave the Big East for the Big 12. But that press conference has been canceled, and the move which we all thought was so much of a sure thing, might be on hold. According to the staff at West Virginia's Metro News, Louisville is making a late push to be replace West Virginia as the team that joins the Big 12 to replace Missouri.

The Dominion Post's Drew Rubenstein reports that there was a "late push" by the University of Louisville to be considered instead of WVU. "Sources used terms like ‘volatile' and ‘internal battle' to describe the conference realignment with the Big 12," Rubenstein reported. Last night, WVU called off preliminary plans for a press conference today. 

Louisville might be a better fit for the Big 12 because they have higher standards academically and are a comparable, even if a little bit worse, football team. We'll have to see if the Big 12 finds them to be more palatable as well. But buckle your seat belts everybody, this thing seems to change by the hour.

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