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Pitt files lawsuit against Big East

Talk about a rough week for the Big East Conference.

Pitt files lawsuit against Big East

Pittsburgh says the Big East’s decision to allow West Virginia and TCU to leave early cost the school money, according to a report. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Pittsburgh says the Big East’s decision to allow West Virginia and TCU to leave early cost the school money, according to a report. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Talk about a rough week for the Big East Conference.

On Monday, John Marinatto resigned – or as CBSSports.com reported – was forced to resign as the conference's commissioner. Then, word came out that Boise State might consider backing out of a commitment to join the league as football member in 2013. And on Friday, Pittsburgh filed a lawsuit against the Big East for permitting Texas Christian and West Virginia to withdraw early from the league without much notice.

When Pitt and Syracuse announced their plans to leave for the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big East required a 27-month exit window.

In a lawsuit reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pitt says the Big East’s decision to allow West Virginia and TCU to leave early cost the school money.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

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