Morgantown, West Virginia – Tony Caridi, the Voice of the Mountaineers and perhaps the most reliable, professional figure in the state’s sports media, seems to know something about a possible move for West Virginia to the ACC.
When asked about it on his fantastic podcast Three Guys Before the Game, Caridi hinted that it’s still very much a possibility.
A caller asked the following question: “Now that the Big 12 is going to add four more teams into the conference, does this mean that West Virginia has no chance of joining the ACC?”
Caridi answered, “Keep that in your back pocket. No, it does not mean that. Just hang tight. All good things happen in time. All good things happen in time. Like wine, it needs time before it comes along.”
This question and answer sequence came in the 1:07:48 mark in Episode 313: “Mountaineers Gobble Gobblers” of Three Guys Before the Game.
Unfortunately Caridi did not elaborate on this quote, but it certainly sounds like he’s heard very positive things about West Virginia joining the ACC at some point.
Houston, BYU, UCF and Cincinnati have recently agreed to join the Big 12, which will likely keep the conference as a Power 5 conference. With that said, a move to the ACC has numerous advantages for the Mountaineers and West Virginia would jump at the opportunity if invited.