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Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:16 pm
Edited on: September 20, 2011 11:17 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

A day after official Board of Regents meetings at Texas and Oklahoma had many believing the Red River rivals would head west, the Pac-12 announced they had other plans regarding membership. The following is the official statement from the Pac-12 regarding conference expansion, in which they state their plans to remain at 12 members.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- In light of the widespread speculation about potential scenarios for Conference re-alignment, the Pac-12 Presidents and Chancellors have affirmed their decision to remain a 12-team conference. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said, “after careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference. While we have great respect for all of the institutions that have contacted us, and certain expansion proposals were financially attractive, we have a strong conference structure and culture of equality that we are committed to preserve. With new landmark TV agreements and plans to launch our innovative television networks, we are going to focus solely on these great assets, our strong heritage and the bright future in front of us.””

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Since: Oct 18, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

OU will get concessions from Texas on equal revenue sharing and establishing a Big 12 network instead of the LHN.  This will help to provide the stability OU and every other conference member wants.  If Texas stays stubborn then OU and friends will go somewhere else , maybe not this year but soon.  OU wants to be on an equal footing with Texas and if they don't get it they will leave Texas out of future plans.



Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

I wish this is what the SEC would have said to Texas A&M.
I think at one time they did and look what happened.   Do not be surprised if the PAC 12 backpeddles and takes the Big 12 teams at the last minute.  We have seen this before and I don't put a lot of stock in any of this until it is all finished playing out

I personally would like to see Texas go to the SEC and keep the A&M-Texas rivalry alive.. and if the longhorns really want out of the BIG 12 then they might want to work that angle quickly before one of the Oklahoma schools or someone else beats them to it.  But their own greed won't allow that to happen.  In any event, it should be an interesting chess game.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:53 am
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

The Pac-12 was never going to expand.

Pac-12 bylaws require that 9 of the 12 presidents approve any network expansion.

UT, CO, ASU, & UA were never going to approve an expansion that leaves them in a division with the OK and TX schools.

The expansion last year was driven by the Pac-12 expiring media deal. Now the the Pac-12 has a great TV deal there is no impetus to expand.



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:51 am
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

It's really time for Texas to agree to equal revenue sharing in the Big 12 or the rest of the conference members need to give them the boot. TCU, West Virginia, South Florida, and BYU could be added once again restoring the Big 12 to 12 teams. Another thing TEXAS didn't want to do. Texas greed has almost destroyed this conference it's time for the rest of the league to stand up!!!



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:36 am
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

I wish this is what the SEC would have said to Texas A&M.  Not offense to the Aggies, but a 12 team conference works very well and I would prefer that the SEC stay that way. 



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:33 am
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

Should the headline not be Oklahoma rejected by the PAC 10?
Don't you man the PAC-12?



Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:27 am
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

Well if the plan is to expand to a 16 team super conference like everyone says, they just lost out.  



Since: Dec 8, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:17 am
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

Should the headline not be Oklahoma rejected by the PAC 10?



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:14 am
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

This is good news for Big XII schools and bad news for the remaining Big east schools. With the four schools remaining in the Big XII for the time being they will survive until those 4 do actually bolt. It looks like the remaining BE schools are going to be looking for a new conference. With Uconn and Rutgers likely to bolt the BE is going to loose it's AQ status. They can hold on for another year or two but it's done after that. The sad thing is those remaining BE schools lack things needed to be attractive to another conference. WVU is competitive on the field but is despised by the ACC and was rejected by the SEC. I still think it's likely that the Big XII looses the texas and Oklahoma schools to the Pac 10. Mizzou and A&M move on to the SEc and Uconn and Notre Dame join the ACC. Rutgers might be able to draw interest from the Big 10. Id be surprised if we don't see more rumors and shifting in the next few weeks.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 10:59 am
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

Start a new conference, open to everyone disgruntled

Call it Wanton Greed. Or maybe Dichotomy. Or Self Interest. Or Modern Slavery

Market itself, regulate itself, and use young adults for commercial gain, and give them nothing...and then rise to a position of regulatory authority...and then die from their own irrelevence...then we can start a new cycle of fracturing, and realignment...so long as we have young talented people earning nothing and generating massive wealth for "noble institusions"...

 


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