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Morgantown, West Virginia – Ever since Texas and Oklahoma announced that they will leave the Big 12 Conference for the SEC, there have been questions about where the remaining eight teams in the Big 12 will end up.

West Virginia has been mentioned as possibly moving to the ACC, but right now that is merely a rumor.

WVU President E. Gordon Gee spoke at the Rotary of Wheeling and said that West Virginia will be just fine.

“I think we all understand there is a changing dynamic in college athletics.  I feel very confident that the remaining eight members of the Big 12 will play as a league and continue to play with our teams from Texas and Oklahoma.  I will tell you that we are continually devoted to our Big 12 league and our Big 12 Conference.”

Gee continued: “What will happen is there are going to be a lot of moving parts over the next several years, and we will make certain that West Virginia University is a very integrated part of those moving parts.

What I really think is going to happen over the next few years is there is going to be a major reconfiguration of college athletics and we will be at the table and when the music stops, we will have one of the chairs.”

Gee finished by saying, “As I tell our coaches, don’t worry about conferences.  Just win.  Beat those Sooners and those Longhorns!”

 

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