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FSU, West Virginia Settle on Canceled Game

8:49 PM, May 2, 2012   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State and West Virginia have reached a settlement after the Mountaineers pulled out of the teams' scheduled 2012 football game.

Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman said Wednesday that West Virginia has agreed to pay $500,000 by the end of May.

The Florida State-West Virginia game was slated for Sept. 8 in Tallahassee and was expected to be a showdown of top-20 teams. But West Virginia backed out of the game on Feb. 4 as part of its transition from the Big East to the Big 12 for the upcoming season.

Florida State scrambled to fill the opening for about three weeks before agreeing to host Savannah State, a Football Championship Series program.

Spetman said that Florida State's game that was scheduled to be played at West Virginia in 2013 has been canceled as part of the settlement.

Associated Press

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