For now Pitt has smacked down rumors floating through the internet this weekend, that an announcement could come as early as Thursday declaring Pitt the 12th team of the Big Ten.
“There is no announcement to make because there is nothing happening,” said Pitt spokesman Mike Gladysz.
E.J. Borghetti, Pitt’s associate AD for media relations, added this on his Twitter feed: “Now hear this: rumors on Internet message boards should be read for amusement purposes only, and not consumed as responsible journalism.”
Another Pitt spokesman added: “It’s a total rumor. There is no truth to it. I am 100 percent sure.”
I still think this works for so many reasons, and look forward to the story continuing to unfold over the next couple months. I am a fan of 12 teams and a conference title, and it can't come soon enough.