Nothing has been resolved between the Big East Conference and West Virginia, a court spokesperson said Thursday morning.
A Rhode Island judge had previously ordered the parties into non-binding mediation with a Thursday deadline.
“The matter is continued to an unspecified date for another status conference,” Assistant State Court Administrator Craig Berke said in a statement.
Berke said it appears the case “continues on a path toward trial, though Judge Silverstein is certainly open to news of a settlement if that happens in the interim.”
Berke added the judge did not disclose any more information regarding his discussions with attorneys this morning.
College football industry sources told CBSSports.com that West Virginia and the Big East were nearing a settlement that could be worth $20 million. It’s unknown if that figure includes the $5 million exit fee West Virginia already has paid.
West Virginia officials also have contacted future Big East members to see if one could join in 2012 instead of 2013, sources said. The reason would be to reduce the damages the conference could claim against the Mountaineers by leaving two years earlier than required by the league’s by-laws.
On Wednesday, Big East commissioner John Marinatto would not comment on how soon the league’s issues with West Virginia would be resolved.
The Mountaineers have said they will not honor the league’s 27-month exit agreement and join the Big 12 this fall. The Big 12 has forwarded its 2012 football schedule, with West Virginia on it, to its television partners. As of Thursday morning, however, the Big 12 still had yet to release its football schedule to the public.