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Big 12 Realignment: Big East Confirms West Virginia's Departure, Per Reports

Associated Press reporter Ralph Russo hasn't confirmed West Virginia's move to the Big 12, but he has confirmed an official break-up with their current conference:


With that, it's all but official that the Mountaineers will be announced (as early as today) as a new member of the Big 12. However, without any clarity on Missouri's official exit strategy from the Big 12 to the SEC, there's no timetable as to when WVU would be able to officially withdraw from the Big East and join the Big 12. Paperwork's a headache like that. 

For more on West Virginia, check out The Smoking Musket. To follow all the realignment madness, stop by SB Nation's college football news hub.