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West Virginia’s Big 12 scheduling complaints are being heard

May 6, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

Bob Huggins, Billy Hahn, Gary Browne AP

West Virginia was not happy about the travel issues that they had this past season as a new member of the Big 12.

They’ve been complaining about it for a couple of months already, and according to Andy Katz, some of those complaints are finally being heard:

The conference will look at having West Virginia stay on the road for two consecutive road games in a short amount of time to reduce the number of long road trips for the Mountaineers. West Virginia wants to avoid having to go back to Texas or Texas and Oklahoma or Texas and Iowa over a Wednesday to a Saturday time period.

I guess I understand their complaints.

Traveling from West Virginia to Texas for a Wednesday night game and following that up with a trip back across the country for a Saturday afternoon tip is not an easy thing to do. But the Mountaineers knew that back when they made the decision to leave the Big East, which tends to make it tough to feel bad for them.

Luckily for WVU, the rest of the league’s AD’s seem be willing to help the ‘Eers out.

They’re more generous than me.

You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  1. LPad - May 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Rob, I think you’re assessment is a bit shortsighted. One can easily say that since the Big 12 invited West Virginia to join that the Big 12 should be more accomdating, which they are. It would only hurt the Big 12 if the current travel schedule is maintained since it would most likely lead to WVU being less competitive and more likely for their players to meet the APR standards.

  2. scoocha - May 6, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    They knew the risks when they joined, which they had to do. They simply were too good for the Big East/AAC. Probably would have helped if B12 had grabbed Louisville and Cincinnati as well but Texas and others are too keen on telling everyone that they possess the largest per team payout of all big conferences.
    The perfect pit for them would have been the SEC, which cares very little about academics just like WV.

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