Notice that many of the B1G expansion stories/rumors come out of West Virginia? Here's one from earlier this month from the Parkersburg News & Sentinel (S. Hemmelgarn, 3/02/2013).http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/con ... l?nav=5064
Here's a VPI board discussing the earlier UNC rumor & related.http://virginiatech.247sports.com/Board ... 17116849/2
Someone on one of the other boards couldn't have put it better about how these stories overwhelmingly originate from West Virginia, and how transparent and fan-made they are because of how in EVERY one of them, programs like Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, and even Duke are left out to rot, while West Virginia, turned down by the ACC and SEC, lives on in high honor.
That poster nailed it.
I think it's actually a call for help. West Virginia wants to be in the ACC. Desperately. And it needs a conference, ANY conference, to help it get there. First, it's Virginia Tech to the SEC. Then, it's FSU and Clemson to the Big XII. Now, it's everyone from Miami and FSU to the Big XII, to UNC, UVA, and GT to the B1G.
All the while, UMD slipped right by the Appalachian Rumor Trail, and the best the B1G could do after such a prize in UMD was the mighty...Rutgers. Yes, I'm sure the heart of the ACC is screaming "sign me up!"