Parsons said the ESPN schedule out there was probably released "because other people, like the SEC, wanted to get it out there and didn't want to wait."
WVU fans are obviously interested in which networks will carry their Mountaineers and the deals established. Like it or not, television money is the lifeblood of visible college athletic programs.
Currently, a hot topic is West Virginia's third-tier media rights. Athletic director Oliver Luck is putting forth an RFP (request for proposal) to the marketplace to gauge interest. The results will determine the fall or a lifeline to Mountaineer Sports Network.
But back to the topic at hand.
"All of [WVU's] games will be nationally or regionally televised," Parsons said. "A difference is you'll see some on Fox or Fox cable."
In short, yes, there remains a possibility of a College GameDay stop in Morgantown this coming season. Lee Corso could show. Viewing habits, however, might have to change a click.
"Even if nothing changes, there are no worries about us being on national television," Parsons said. "Don't worry about it. What you saw is a preliminary schedule because they're fine-tuning the [Big 12] contract."
Perhaps a good rule of thumb for WVU fans is this: Whatever the Big East offered, the Big 12 is offering more.
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