WVU attorneys pressed Clawges to fast-track the West Virginia lawsuit, saying the university needs a resolution by June 30.
"We need to know whether we're going to stay or go,'' said attorney Stephen LaCagnin.
However, Clawges was doubtful such a timeline can be met.
"My immediate reaction is ... it ain't gonna happen,'' he said.
The judge agreed to an aggressive schedule for the West Virginia case but told the attorneys it will be up to them to make it happen. He also noted it could end with a settlement before getting to a jury.
"This is probably going to be worked out - as opposed to a jury room - in a conference room,'' he said.
WVU said it will reply to the Big East's motion to dismiss by Dec. 9, and Clawges has scheduled a hearing on the motions for 1 p.m. Dec. 19 in Morgantown. He may rule from the bench that day.
The trial is tentatively set for June 25, 2012.