A long-standing college conference splits due to differences between football and basketball schools?
Big East, meet the Mountain East.
The Big East's seven basketball schools appear ready to take the ball away from the rest - those not picked for the ACC and those picked to fill the football slate.
The Mountain East should start play in the fall of 2013, with football-playing members of the West Virginia Conference taking their own direction in Division II.
WVC schools without football have had to find new homes.
The sports market of today has made old athletic ties more brittle.
From West Virginia to the rest of the country.