MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has denied a motion by West Virginia Radio Corp. to toss the media rights contract between West Virginia University and IMG College.
Media outlets report Monongalia County circuit judge Thomas Evans on Thursday set aside the motion for summary judgment against WVU and others.
West Virginia Radio was seeking to void any contract entered by WVU and IMG. West Virginia Radio unsuccessfully bid on the contract, then filed a motion for summary judgment in February, claiming school officials violated state procurement laws.
Evans ruled that the code cited by the plaintiffs didn't apply to the $86.5 million, 12-year agreement reached last year.
WVU's broadcasts were handled for more than 70 years by university-operated Mountaineer Sports Network, which works closely with West Virginia Radio.