Originally Posted by KronoRed
I think the fact that everyone with a name is talking 14 and only "sources" are talking 16 is a real sign that nobody wants to go 16 unless somebody else does it first, it'll be a scheduling nightmare.
I think the Pac-Whatever just did it by going to 16. That's why I've been saying to WVU fans to be patient. They will end up in a conference, just have to wait for the right shoe to drop. I believe the SEC, ACC, and B10 will go to 16, but it won't happen overnight.
Originally Posted by tixe
That will make Saturday's LSU @ WVU interesting, particularly with ESPN's Gameday already announcing they're setting up in Morgantown.
Does this mean that I'm going to have to stop calling the SEC a conference of crooks?
I kinda alluded to it earlier in this thread, but I am interested to see how WVU fits culturally in the SEC.
Kentucky (basketball is their pageantry) and the Mississippi schools are kind of the exception to this, but the bluebloods of the SEC (Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, LSU), college gameday is a pageantry of sorts. You will see everything from guys dressed in shirts and ties to girls dressed in sun dresses and hats. This is why I LOVE the Texas A&M move because there is a lot of tradition in College Station.
The SEC isn't a cheese and wine league (that's the ACC), but there is a certain level of class when it comes to the member schools. This is why I am glad Oliver Luck is the AD coming in instead of Ed Pastilong because Luck has made a serious effort in cleaning up WVU's image. If WVU comes in acting like a bunch of hillbillies with the t-shirts mentioned above, they will quickly become the redheaded stepchild of the SEC, a title that probably goes with Mississippi State right now.