Oliver Luck drove media rights contract, WVU chairman says

West Virginia University Board of Governors Chairman Drew Payne said Thursday he never asked WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck or anyone else to award a lucrative media rights contract that Payne could benefit from financially.

Payne said he never meddled in a WVU panel’s decision to sign a tentative agreement with Winston Salem, N.C.-based IMG College, which is expected to partner with West Virginia Media Holdings. Payne serves on West Virginia Media’s board of directors and formerly held a major stake in the Charleston-based media firm.

Full Article at: The Charleston Gazette

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