Oliver Luck Joins the Big 12

Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia University quarterback and Director of Athletics Oliver Luck has been hired by the Big 12 Conference.

According to ESPN’s Matt Mosley, Luck has been hired as a consultant to the conference.

Luck, a three-year starter at quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1978-1981, was the Athletic Director at WVU from 2010-2014.  Although he missed badly with his handling of the Bill Stewart retirement and subsequent hiring of Dana Holgorsen, Luck has the experience and connections to make him a very respected and highly thought of person in college athletics.

During his four years in Morgantown, Luck made sweeping and important changes for the West Virginia Athletics Department.  West Virginia’s move from the Big East to the Big 12 was perhaps his shining moment, a move that may not have happened without him.

In addition, he hired Randy Mazey as the Head Coach of the West Virginia baseball team, was responsible for the funding of the beautiful Monongalia County Ballpark (home of the Mountaineer baseball team), signed a multi-media rights deal with IMG for $86 million over 12 years, and instituted beer sales at the football stadium.

Luck’s hire can only mean great things for the Big 12 Conference and for West Virginia University.