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Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

Posted on: February 17, 2012 12:52 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

It's hard to blame West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck for being in a good mood these days. After all, his son Andrew Luck is likely going to be the top pick in the NFL Draft in a few months, and he was just able to successfully complete the move of West Virginia from the Big East to the Big 12.

A conference that's standing on more solid ground than the Big East at the moment.

Of course, at the same time, the move did prove to be rather costly for West Virginia. The school has to pay the Big East $20 million because of it. Not that Luck cares about the money, as evidenced by what he told 790 The Zone in Atlanta during a recent interview.

“Well, it’s the old adage: Why is divorce so expensive? Because it’s worth it," said Luck.

Which is an old adage that I've never heard, but one that made me laugh all the same.

You know who I'm guessing won't find it all that funny, though? Luck's wife, and the mother of his four children, Kathy. I'm guessing Oliver will have some explaining to do when he gets home.

Looks like leaving the Big East will cost West Virginia $20,000,049.99 as Oliver Luck will probably be picking up a dozen roses in the near future.

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Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2012 2:47 pm

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

I know a divorced guy here at CBS, who lost out in a divorce..see he was Mr Mom and she was bread winner. Now he has a job selling tee shirts and has to wait for his mailbox money to come in..Must really suck!

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2012 2:18 pm

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

WVUDIEHARD2............I know you make it a point to sandblast anyone who disagrees with you on anything that has to do with WVU.  Hopefully, Oliver Luck knows how to spell Rhodes better than you do.  Time will tell if WVU made the right decision to spend a ton of money and depart for the BIGXII.  Right now, it's evident that the BIGXII probably got the situation since it still has a 10 team league.

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2012 10:09 am

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

When one analyses the marriage between the BIGXII and WVU, it becomes apparent that this action took place during desperate situations with both parties involved !  I do think the BIGXII was placed in a desperate sitution when Missouri opted to the SEC in the 11th. hour to play in this conference in 2012.  After Missouri left, The BIGXII then only had 9 teams with a huge Media Contract to support with 10 teams or lose tons of money with 9 in 2012.  In essence, whether the BIGXII would have chosen some other school closer to it's other members if the conference had the luxury of 2 or 3 additional months in it's selection process, is pure speculation at this time. 

With regard to WVU making the right decision to join the BIGXII for all sports; this answer should be very apparent after WVU participates in their new league for a full 4 years in the All-Sports Conference.  Chances are that WVU would have been invited to a closer BCS league in future re-alignments, if their powers that be had waited awhile to re-act.  Anything said now, that this marriage was a good deal or bad deal for both parties involved, is pure conjecture at this time. 

When one talks about the results of this marriage; the BIGXII and it's 10 member Universities will decide if it was a good move in All-Sports certainly by the end of 2015. This is one person's opinion, and Good Luck to WVU and it's fans in the BIGXII. 

Since: Oct 4, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2012 1:36 am

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

I wonder if Olliver Luck will think it was "worth it" after WVU goes 8-4, 7-5, or 6-6 the next couple of seasons

 Do you have a brain in your thick head? It's   about  
;   M  O  N  E  Y  dummy   M  O  N  E  Y, if WVU goes 0-12 it won't matter, Luck STILL done his job, he made the university tons more money in the long run.     

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2012 1:24 am

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

Total BS.  Im a K-Stater and T-Tech is not even close to being a candidate for the Big 10.  You are an idiot.  It is no longer worth my time responding, you MU Meth drop out.

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 17, 2012 11:28 pm

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

thats right luck, you are coming to a real football leage now. the big 12. land of good qb;s fast receivers and some very good offensive minded coches.

Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: February 17, 2012 10:05 pm

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

Teres Minor,
;     &nbs
p;     This how stupid you are.WVU held the Best East together since 2005,WHEN THE ALTANLIC CHOKE CONFERENCE RAID THE BIG EAST.The most money made in The Big East was about 7 million,they will make 17 million in The Big 12 this coming,and it goes up every year untill 2015 when they get the full share which will be between 22mill to 25mill.You do The Math Goof Ball.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2012 8:40 pm

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

People who live in glass houses shouldn't being throwing rocks

Let's be clear Notre Dame should not be in the Big East for any sports if they aren't going to play football and I am quite sure WVU would be oh so happy to line up against your sorry Irish Football team next year.  Quite sure we would run and throw you right off the field.

West Virginia is now Hypocrit U., as it was usually the first and loudest complainer about other teams leaving the BE.
Let's see where your girlie school winds up because you can rest assured it won't be staying in the Big East much longer.  Heck, if Notre Dame waits too long they won't even be able to get into a decent football conference as all the leagues will be filled up and not have room on their schedules to kick Irish Arse in OOC games.

It really isn't that hard to find any dirt on the Irish:  Remember "Glass Houses" weasel

SOUTH EUCLID -- Ten Notre Dame College football players, including one each from Shaker Heights and Pepper Pike, were indicted for allegedly beating an NDC baseball player during a November off-campus party.

At 2 a.m. Nov. 20, South Euclid police were called to an Ellison Road home where a party was taking place. The caller stated that students were in the street fighting, but when police arrived, groups of students were dispersing. Police left after citing the man hosting the party for a noise offense.

The man cited said he and friends were having a party when NDC football players arrived and began to cause problems.

About a half-hour later, a South Euclid Fire Department EMS squad was called to NDC’s South Hall dormitory to care for a male, 19, with a head injury. This male, bleeding from the head and face, was taken to the hospital for treatment. His roommate, also had bleeding cuts on his face.

The roommates said they had been assaulted at the party.

At 9 a.m. Nov. 20, the 19-year-old went to the police station to file a report. He said that, while at the party, he witnessed one of the football players in the house’s basement tear a furnace pipe down from the ceiling.

He asked the football player why he tore down the pipe and reminded the football player that he and his teammates had already been asked to leave.

The victim said the football player began to leave, but his friends became verbally aggressive. The victim began to back away when he took a punch to the side of the head, which knocked him to the floor. He said six to eight football players then punched and kicked him while he was down.

The victim’s roommate, also a baseball team member, attempted to help his friend and also was hit in the head. Police arrived at this time and those involved in the alleged assault began to disperse.

At Marymount Hospital it was learned that the victim suffered fractures of nasal bones, and injuries to his spine and septum.

The SEPD report noted that the day after the incident, football players were allegedly bragging that they had “beat up the baseball team.”

SEPD Assistant Chief James Franey said no one was arrested on the night of the party, but that detectives then began an investigation which led to the Jan. 18 indictment.

Each of the 10 football players were charged with two counts of aggravated rioting, one count being a fourth-degree felony, and the other a fifth-degree felony. They were also charged with one count each of kidnapping (a first-degree felony) and felonious assault (a second-degree felony).

The charges only pertain to the alleged beating of the 19-year-old who filed the police report.

Indicted were Hawthorne Carlos, 19, of Shaker Heights; Carter Haynes, 20, of Pepper Pike; Hayden Davis, 19, of Springfield, Ohio; John Hamilton, Jr., 21, of Macedonia; William Tweedy, 19, of Columbus; Bo Grunder, 19, of Massillon; K’len Sutton, 19, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Korey Whitlow, 18, of Sterling Heights, Mich.; Phillip Henderson, 19, of Sandusky; and Joshua Remark, 19, of Massillon.

A release from Brian Johnston, NDC’s chief communications officer, states that the college has fully cooperated with the police investigation. All of the indicted students have been suspended pending the legal outcome of the matter, and face further disciplinary action that could include dismissal.

“NDC will not tolerate any behavior that puts our students, or faculty, staff or visitors, at risk,” the statement reads. “Both Dean of Students Brian Emerson and NDC Police Chief Mike Dugan have reached out to the victims of the assault, offering follow-up assistance.

“Besides the criminal charges the students face, the college has a comprehensive Student Conduct Code which the dean of student affairs has the authority and responsibility to enforce, including disciplinary action at various levels up to dismissal from the college.”

Those indicted are set to be arraigned on Feb. 1, at which time bond will be set and guilty or not guilty pleas will be entered.

Since: Oct 6, 2011
Posted on: February 17, 2012 8:39 pm

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

I understand why WVU wanted another conference, but I don't understand why they would want to be in a conference in the center of the country if they are in the east of the country. Should have tried for ACC or SEC. Also they have to play Texas and Oklahoma every year, which is not something to envy.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2012 8:25 pm

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

Teres Minor:

The Big XII has 6 teams that will "easily" beat WVU?  Did you start drinking early today?  Yes, we know that the Big XII brings a tougher brand of football, which is exactly why we joined.  Bigger media market, better competition, and a higher revenue share.  Do I think we will go undefeated this year?  No.  Do I think we will compete for the top tier of the Conference every year?  Yes.  Haters are going to hate though. 

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