This stuff should not be spread, but the unsubstantiated rumors keep rearing up. The point is to recognize what could be misleading content or downright fiction.
Here's a blog (looks like a new one), seemingly devoted to rumors.http://conferenceexpansion.com/
But wait, there's more out of WV, even Morgantown at that!http://www.sportsmancave.com/
"FSU has support of Ohio State"
"UVA is signed, sealed & delivered"
"Mich. & Illinois still cool on FSU"
'GT all cleared for it'
'UNC is starting paperwork with B1G, but chatting up with both B1G & the SEC, but leaning B1G due to academics & bb, while at the same time trying to save the ACC'
'UNC, UVA, FSU, & GT transition, ND shall be prompted to be #19, and BC added for #20'
'All awaiting the MD lawsuit settlement'
Seriously, why would West Virginia bloggers/posters know the 'inside scoop' of what the B1G, ACC, & the SEC are doing, and such is not carried by more established & recognized media or from sources (not alledged, unnamed ones) within & close to the said conferences & schools?
Again, it appears that WVU interest sources wants to generate further, major conference movement that would have a ripple impact beneficial to WVU. Or, some just want to perpetuate rumors for the fun or sake of it, hope they are end up being on-target about something, and take credit for it. Is it playing loose with facts and throwing much 'doodo' on the wall & hoping something sticks?
The B1G is known to hold such matters very close to vest, and the leadership lets the public know what they want them to know and when. Previously, the SEC has been pretty straight-up about if and when they intend to expand and with whom and how it's to be done.
As to UNC, they would not be doing paperwork for the B1G, and trying to save the ACC (at the same time). Obviously, UNC (and some others) are focused on the latter.
And FSU? They are very experienced with expansion rumors and have the proven capacity to handle their own; not buy in to those generated from elsewhere.