canaan wrote:its not a money grab as so much as it is getting what they deserve for a program not abiding by the bylaws set forth. the term "money grab" somehow lends to the connotation that the big east is just trying to stick it to them, as opposed to getting what is actually owed for disloyalty to the contract.
Well Canaan, they're not really looking to force WVU to stay in the league next year, they're (as you say) looking for "what's owed".
I think it would be awesome if something could be worked out between the Big 12 and WVU where WVU could go back to the Big East and say "OK, the Big 12 is fine with waiting until 2013, we'll stay in the Big East for 2012". To call the BE's bluff so to speak. The BE doesn't really want that, they want $$$.
You can say it's just what they're owed, but that amount hasn't been pre-determined. At this point the BE is going to try and get the biggest settlement possible.
If you want to defend the BE and say thats not a 'Money Grab', that's your right. I don't think too many here would agree though.