The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

May 14, 2013

New bids for WVU media rights deal are due June 18

— MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University says bidders for multimedia rights to certain athletic events have until June 18 to respond to a new request for proposals.

WVU announced last month it would rebid the contract after a review by the state attorney general’s office found “significant errors and sloppiness” in how a previous deal was crafted.

This time, the process will be led by Chief Procurement Officer Brenda Mowen.

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.”

Athletic Director Oliver Luck improperly provided confidential details of the proposed contract with North Carolina-based IMG College to board chairman Drew Payne before its public release.

Morrisey said Payne’s subsequent comments on the deal were also improper.

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