Originally Posted by WVRed
I don't really know what to suggest. I do think its unfortunate but some of the reactions from WVU fans that I have heard are laughable, especially since I am from Kentucky originally. This isn't Jim Bunning going senile toward the end of his term, this is Mitch McConnell, who is equally as popular in the state of Kentucky as Robert C Byrd was in West Virginia during his tenure. Some of the reactions even suggest McConnell should resign as Senator.
But threatening litigation over an oral agreement which would never hold up in a court outside of West Virginia isn't the answer either. I think I actually would stand pat. If Louisville is accepted into the Big 12, they will have the stink of using politicians and making it public that it happened. By not threatening to hold an investigation where a WV Senator (Rockefeller) is the head, WVU looks better possibly to the SEC, ACC, or Big 10 should any expand. All money would be on the former.
Given what you said I have to assume you believe WV's senators should have just kept quiet and let the August Senator McConnell have his way, and I just don't get that.
fwiw, Texas wants WVU in the SEC so I wouldn't say it's not going to happen just yet.