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NCAA Conference Realignment: Big 12 Will Reportedly Extend Invitation To West Virginia

According to a report by Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports, West Virginia has been invited to join the Big 12 Conference after all, and it is all but a certainty that they will accept that invitation and join the Big East.

West Virginia has been invited to join the Big 12 Conference, college football industry sources told CBSSports.com Friday. The Mountaineers will accept the invitation, sources said. The Big 12 is expected to officially announce the invitation later today.

Earlier this week we thought West Virginia was all but gone to the Big 12, but then a new report emerged that claimed the Conference was considering Louisville to fill that spot. That would have left West Virginia in the failing Big East. But now it appears certain that they will be able to leave that Conference and join the Big 12, which has a much brighter football future. As for Louisville and the rest of the teams in the Big East, they just suffered another enormous blow.