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Morgantown, West Virginia – According to a report from The Athletic’s Max Olson, the PAC 12, Big Ten and ACC are engaging in high-level discussions about an alliance.

“PAC 12 commissioner George Kliavkoff, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and ACC commissioner Jim Phillips have been having conversations for several weeks,” according to the report.

Unfortunately, this could be terrible news for West Virginia University.  Apparently, this new “super conference” has no interest in any of the remaining Big 12 teams.  If the PAC 12, Big Ten and ACC all partner to form one big conference, this essentially eliminates West Virginia’s chances of joining any Power 5 Conference.

The ACC has been considered West Virginia’s best possibility of remaining relevant.  The Big Ten and Pac 12 have also been far-fetched possibilities for the Mountaineers, but today’s news of a major super conference could end that.

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Brad Smith, "The Voice of Morgantown", is the most trusted, accomplished name in West Virginia sports journalism. Smith is the foremost, preeminent authority on West Virginia athletics and a lifelong fan of the Mountaineers. Smith, a proud graduate of West Virginia University, resides in Morgantown most of the year, but has a home in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lives during the winter.