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Big 12 to add West Virginia University

Big 12 waiting on departure of Missouri

West Virginia University will be joining the Big 12.

ESPN reports that WVU was formally invited to join the Big 12. This would mean that WVU would leave the Big East, a conference it has been a member of since 1995.

The Big 12 plans to remain at 10 schools and is currently waiting on the departure of Missouri. It is expected that Missouri will join the Southeastern Conference. Reportedly, legal concerns are holding up Missouri’s departure from the Big 12.

WVU will remain a Big East member for the next 27 months.

The decision to leave the Big 12 at 10 members has prevented Louisville from following WVU out of the Big East.

Read more about the changes to the Big 12 and the Big East teams here.

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