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Report: WVU Leaving Big East

Multiple newspapers, including the NY Times and the Charleston Daily Mail, are reporting West Virginia will leave the Big East to join the Big 12 Conference.

That would leave the Big East with only five football playing members with the future departures of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, along with TCU who turned on its commitment to also join the Big 12.

UC has said it is committed to making the Big East and the conference presidents recently gave the commissioner approval to recruit new schools to expand the conference to twelve teams.

The University of Cincinnati hired a new athletics director this week, but Whit Babcock says it's premature for him to comment on what conference would be the best fit for UC.

When contacted about this new report, a spokesperson for UC told FOX19 sports they have no new comment at this time.

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