Mountaineers ask about getting out of 2012 game

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- West Virginia has asked Florida State about getting out of its Sept. 8 football game in Tallahassee.

West Virginia officials initiated talks a few months ago because of its pending move to the Big 12. Florida State wants to play the game and honor its commitment for a return date in 2013 at Morgantown.

Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman said Friday he hopes West Virginia changes its mind since the game shapes up as one of the marquee contests early next season. Both schools won bowl games and are likely to be highly ranked going into 2012.

West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck did not immediately return a message from The Associated Press.