Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

July 11, 2013

WVU awards new $80M media rights contract to IMG

Associated Press

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University has awarded an $80 million, 12-year contract for multimedia rights to certain athletic events to North Carolina-based IMG College.

That’s the same company WVU had previously struck a deal with before it was forced to rebid the contract after a review by the state attorney general’s office found “significant errors and sloppiness” in how that deal was crafted. 

Two WVU Board of Governors members shouldn’t have participated in reviewing the bids, but Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said he found “no evidence of intentional wrongdoing.” 

WVU said Thursday the new partnership is effective this fall, for the 2013-14 school year.