Big 12 all set for 2012 football season, almost, kinda, sorta

For those still interested in what the Big 12 Conference landscape will look like next football season, reports are circulating that questions surrounding West Virginia’s entry into the conference for 2012 will soon be resolved.
The Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail is reporting that an unnamed source says WVU’s early exit from the Big East Conference is no longer conditional upon Boise State joining the conference as a replacement in 2012. A resolution gives the Big East about $20 million, $11 million to be paid by the Mountaineers and the rest coming from the Big 12, according to the source, who said West Virginia would become a member of the Big 12 in July.
On Wednesday, CBSsports.com reported, citing football industry sources, that the settlement was contingent on the Big East getting a replacement for West Virginia for the 2012 season.
Meanwhile, despite word from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Thursday that Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt would be excited to see the Big 12 football schedule released on Friday, the Oklahoman’s Travis Haney reports it might take a little longer for everything to be finalized.

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