WVU-Big East Battle to End

West Virginia University's legal battles with the Big East Conference will come to a formal end on Valentine's Day, as a source confirmed what the Dominion Post first reported: WVU plans to announce a settlement has been reached, allowing it to leave the league and join the Big 12 on July 1 as planned.

The Dominion Post reported that the sides would actually sign settlement papers Tuesday morning. A public announcement should come later in the day.

A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the Dominion Post report to BlueGoldNews.com.

Multiple outlets, including CBSSports.com, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Charleston Daily Mail reported last week that both sides had come to a conditional agreement to end ongoing cases in both Rhode Island and West Virginia courts.

The Daily Mail indicated the Big East would receive a "cash value" of $11 million from WVU, while the Big 12 would contribute an addition $9 million to bring the total settlement value to $20 million.

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