In other words, forget the record books. Throw the records out the window. This sets up as a close one.
And finally . . .
I made some calls on Tuesday in regard to West Virginia's lawsuits involving the Big East. Thus, the story on Page 1B detailing WVU's motion to dismiss in the suit filed in Providence, R.I., by the conference against the school.
I also checked on WVU's civil suit against the league, filed in Monongalia County's Circuit Court. The latest there is a pre-trial scheduling conference set for 10 a.m. Wednesday.
At such a conference, a schedule is set that can target a trial date and backup date to set discovery deadlines, etc.
The Big East previously filed for a notice of bona fide defense, which is a typical procedural step to extend the date to respond from 20 to 30 days. Both the Big East's response and WVU's response is expected around Monday.
"We stand by our complaint and what we've said," said William H. Hutchens III, WVU vice president for Legal Affairs and General Counsel.
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