January 17, 2013
WVSports.com's Football Review: Middle Third
In this second edition of WVSports.com's Football Review, No. 7 West Virginia Mountaineers travelled to the Lone Star State to embrace their first Big XII road excursion: a date with No. 9 Texas.
+ THE AFFIRMATION I
The Big XII formally welcomed West Virginia to the conference on October 28, 2011. But the true inauguration came 345 days later, when the Mountaineers travelled to Austin, Texas.
The Longhorns are not a dictator in the conference, but at the very least a monarch. Texas operates its own national network alongside ESPN, an endeavor that yields approximately $10 million a year and a countless amount of local exposure. Orangebloods.com-the Texas Rivals site-and noted scribe Chip Brown provide encompassing coverage of the conference's realignment situations.
There's no Omega, but Texas (by God!) is the Alpha male of the Big XII.
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