Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman announced yesterday that they have reached an agreement with West Virginia on the cancellation of their 2012-13 football series.
West Virginia has agreed to pay Florida State $500,000 for the cancellation of the 2012 game which was to be played in Tallahassee on Sept. 8. FSU had to scramble to replace the game and ended up scheduling Savannah State.
The 2013 game, which was slated for Sept. 14 in Morgantown, was also canceled as part of the agreement.
The Mountaineers canceled the games due to their move into the Big 12 Conference. The Big 12 plays a nine-game conference schedule, which leaves only three non-conference games.
West Virginia had four games scheduled in both 2012 and 2013 and opted to cancel FSU. That left the Mountaineers with 2012 non-conference games at home against Marshall and Maryland and vs. James Madison at FedEx Field.
In addition to the game against Savannah State, the Seminoles host Murray State and Florida and travel to face USF.