W.Va. AG to help WVU review media contract process
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state attorney general's office will help West Virginia University review a process to sell multimedia rights to certain athletic events after contract talks were suspended last month due to allegations of improprieties.
WVU signed a tentative licensing agreement with North Carolina-based IMG College in January. The university suspended talks after reports that two members of WVU's governing board had ties to a company angling to subcontract with IMG. The school says the board played no role in contract talks.
Morgantown businessman John Raese — whose company bid on the contract — accused WVU of violating contracting rules and sought to have the agreement rebid.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office will help ensure all laws and regulations are being followed.
Representatives for IMG and Raese didn't immediately comment.