A quick recap of how journalism works in 2012:
Step 1: An out of town reporter known for throwing stuff against the wall and often being straight up wrong gets a “scoop” that amounts to hearsay at best and wouldn’t even be all that newsworthy if it were true.
Source: San Diego State talking to MWC about reserving spot in revamped league in case Big East doesn’t work out.
So … someone is saying SDSU is preparing a Plan B in case Plan A doesn’t work. But you can’t tell us who is saying that. And there’s nothing to indicate Plan A will fail. Or that the MWC wouldn’t take SDSU back in a heartbeat already.
Step 2: The internets FREAKS OUT.
Step 3: The actual SDSU beat writer has to break himself away from away from his daily public records requests to bother Jim Sterk, who was probably enjoying an afternoon on the golf course or playing Scrabulous or something. BECAUSE IT’S APRIL.
Step 3: No new information is learned and we are all dumber for having spent a day pondering this.
“Not true,” San Diego State Athletic Director Jim Sterk said Monday. “We’re full steam ahead. We’re excited about the upcoming 2013 season when we move into the Big East (in football) and Big West (in other sports).”
Step 4: Return to Twitter for next very important scoop.