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Tuesday / May 22.
  • SEC, ACC Reject West Va.; SEC Targets Mizzou

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    Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com is reporting that West Virginia has been rejected by both the ACC and the SEC. West Virginia reportedly applied to join both leagues after Syracuse and Pittsburgh jumped to the ACC over the weekend.

    “Multiple Big East sources said they have been told by WVU officials that WVU rejected by ACC & SEC,” McMurphy said on Twitter.

    West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck issued a statement on Sunday about conference realignment but the Big East is not even mentioned in the statement.

    “There is no question that the landscape of college athletics is once again changing,” Luck said. “West Virginia University has great tradition as the state’s flagship land-grant institution and we will continue working to do what’s best for our University and its athletic teams. No matter how the college athletic landscape changes, there is no doubt WVU is and will remain a national player.”

    Meantime, the Kansas City Star reports that the SEC is interested in adding Missouri as its 14th team, but is willing to wait until the future of the Big 12 is decided.

    Texas A&M wants to becomes the SEC’s 13th team, but legal maneuvers have slowed the process.

    “Apparently they’ve come to us,” an MU booster said of the SEC. “I’ve been told there is an offer on the table.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.