Will it be the Big East or Big 12 for West Virginia in 2012?
An offense that helped put up a record 70 points on No. 14 Clemson in the Orange Bowl on Wednesday night returns virtually intact next season. The question now for the 23rd-ranked Mountaineers will be what conference they'll be showcased in — a decision that may well be made in court.
Lawsuits filed in two states have held up West Virginia's planned move to the Big 12, bringing up the possibility that next season the Mountaineers might be stuck defending their Big East co-championship.
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck did no flag waving for the Big East during the bowl trip, saying his focus was squarely on getting the school to the Big 12.