"For instance there are the one-off [guarantee] games where we're being held up for $1 to 2 million," said the AD. "There's also the belief by some we should be relaxing recruiting regulations. There's a number of things, but the biggest one is television and the dollars involved there."
Indeed, there are the haves - and the have-nots.
A WVU hoops update.
On Tuesday, Mountaineer coach Bob Huggins said the eligibility of signee Elijah Macon is still in the hands of the NCAA Clearinghouse. "Hopefully," he said, "we'll find something out by the end of the week."
Huggins' assistant, Larry Harrison, meanwhile, said signee Nate Adrian "was the surprise of the summer."
"He's a lot further along than we thought," Harrison said of the Morgantown High product.
Also, if you're searching for Mountaineer guard Terry Henderson, you're out of luck. Unless you're in Munich. Or Prague.
Huggins said Henderson is on a basketball tour of Germany and the Czech Republic through Roy Blumenthal's Global Sports Academy.
Henderson's Goodwill Select team is in Dachau, Germany, today. And, yes, according to the itinerary, the athletes will tour the Nazi concentration camp. On Thursday, it's off to Prague and the Prague Castle, which housed the Kings of Bohemia and the Holy Roman Emperors.
Sounds like a neat learning experience for Henderson, in addition to a chance to hone his game.
Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvin...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.