West Virginia Mountaineers
The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five – all from the western division.
West Virginia University is officially a member of the Big XII as of July 1 after the school settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit with the school’s former conference, the Big East.
The West Virginia Mountaineers were last seen in the state of Florida annihilating the Clemson Tigers. But WVU’s next scheduled trip to the Sunshine State may get canceled.
The 2012 Discover Orange Bowl was supposed to be about offense. Unfortunately for Clemson, only West Virginia’s offense showed up and proceeded to slaughter the Tigers, 70-33.
The biggest party in town Wednesday night was also a huge security undertaking for South Florida law enforcement officials.
The Discover Orange Bowl is set to kickoff Wednesday night before a less than packed house at Sun Life Stadium. The lackluster matchup is just the latest the once mighty bowl game has dealt with since the inception of the Bowl Championship Series.
If you’re a fan of high-flying offensive fireworks, the 2012 Orange Bowl on Wednesday will be just the bowl game you’ve been waiting on.
The Orange Bowl has battled declining TV ratings over the past few years as lackluster matchups have generated little buzz, last year’s Andrew Luck show being a notable exception.
The Discover Orange Bowl has suffered for several years as bad teams continue to appear in the bowl. This season is no different as the ACC Champion Clemson Tigers will play the Big East co-champion West Virginia Mountaineers in the 2012 Orange Bowl.
While the Southeastern Conference was accidentally welcoming the Missouri Tigers to the conference; the Big XII Conference plucked another football power from the rapidly collapsing Big East Conference.