Pitt files lawsuit against Big East

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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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