Well, the good news just keeps on coming for the Big East.
Just days after commissioner John Marinatto was forced out because of his general mismanagement of the league, Pitt announced that it had filed a lawsuit against the Big East in hopes of moving up the timeline for its departure.
Last fall, both Pitt and Syracuse announced that they would leave their longtime home for the ACC, but later agreed that they would remain in the Big East at least until the summer of 2014.
But now, Pitt claims that because the Big East has allowed both West Virginia and TCU to leave for the Big 12 immediately that it should be allowed to leave for its new home by next season. Specifically, Pitt says that by letting the Mountaineers and Horned Frogs leave early, the Big East has "knowingly and intentionally waived any right to enforce a twenty-seven month withdrawal period." Pitt makes its case in a lawsuit filed in a lawsuit filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.
According to Big East officials, negotiations have already occurred about Pitt's desire to leave the conference sooner than originally planned, and a league spokesman on Friday said the league found Pitt's legal action "disappointing." But Pitt officials said in response that the negotiations have stalled out and they had little hope that they would be concluded anytime soon.
Photo: Pitt wants out of the Big East. Like, now. (Getty Images)