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Colorado AD: CU on verge of Pac-10 invite

Posted on: June 3, 2010 8:33 pm
Edited on: June 4, 2010 10:20 am
The dominoes are beginning to fall.

The Boulder Daily Camera has reported that Colorado AD Mike Bohn believes this his school will be among six Big 12 schools to get an invitation to the Pac-10 this weekend.

Bohn added that a Thursday report on appears to have some "validity" to it. The reported stated that Colorado, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas and Texas A&M would be invited to the Pac-10, essentially ending the Big 12 Conference. The new 16-team Pac-10, the report added, would then start its own network paying members $20 million per year.

I reported earlier that Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott did not deny the report. Pac-10 meetings begin Friday in San Francisco.

Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2010 9:52 am

Colorado AD: CU on verge of Pac-10 invite

The University of Oklahoma is a Tier I institution.


Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2010 11:16 am

Colorado AD: CU on verge of Pac-10 invite

i laughed at that dumb alabama fans post as well.  Your really gonna disregard the california schools to prove a point that the sec is just as good academically.  There are 4 california schools and the only school that even comes close academically is vandy.  the SEC is a football powerhouse conference, but far from an academic powerhouse.  Anyone outside the the south can tell u that as well as any nonbiased southerner. 

Since: Jun 5, 2010
Posted on: June 5, 2010 10:37 pm

Colorado AD: CU on verge of Pac-10 invite

how about no tech and add either utah/ colorado/Air Force or TCU/SMU/Houston i would like to see them not ignore the middle states and markets such as Salt Lake or Denver

Since: May 21, 2007
Posted on: June 5, 2010 12:10 pm

Colorado AD: CU on verge of Pac-10 invite

Being the SEC homer I am, this is just to poke fun at the Pac 10's top to bottom "academic superiority" (not including the California schools or Vandy, which are all top 25 schools academically as far as national universities go).
This makes no sense.  40% of the PAC-10 is in the top 25 academically and 8% of the SEC is in the top 25 so if you eliminate those schools the conferences are roughly equal?  Makes zero sense why you would do that.

Since: Feb 20, 2009
Posted on: June 5, 2010 8:46 am

Colorado AD: CU on verge of Pac-10 invite

Sounds like a lot of wild speculation to me. 


Hope it is, too. It seems the whole notion of the "conference" is lost when a grouping of schools is spread over millions of square miles of territory, encompassing nearly half of the conterminous United States. A conference should be a regional grouping with a small enough number of schools that students and other fans have some concept of who their opponents are. 


I know nothing about the Camera (misidentified in the article as the Boulder Daily Camera, a former name), but the webpage encourages me in the belief that it is a local scandal rag, emphasizing local crime (its top two stories in the online edition I saw). Is there any particular reason to believe the Carmera and not check facts before spreading unsubstantiated rumors?


I truly hope the money-grubbers in the NCAA, the media and so many American Universities will not destroy sport altogether with all the expansion and the complete abandonment of sporting tradition. 

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: June 4, 2010 11:13 pm

Colorado AD: CU on verge of Pac-10 invite

I agree, geographical proximity is just one factor, but most of the Big 12 schools are in the central time zone.  From a T.V. standpoint you want to air your big games in prime time (7:00), but 7:00 in California is 9:00 in most of the Big 12.  So in this respect geographical proximity is huge.  I know the names above don't add alot football wise but Vegas, Salt Lake, Denver, and mormons nation wide equals alot of T.V. sets. 

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2010 7:42 pm

Colorado AD: CU on verge of Pac-10 invite

I know the Pac 10 is dying to be seen on TV's east of Nevada and I know that money drives the bus for all of this junk. I just wonder what will happen when Texas, USC, Oklahoma are the only ones with legitimate shots at winning a National title?  What about poor little ol, Colorado, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Texas A&M, UCLA, Oklahoma State and Cal?  Or the rest of the teams currently dying to improve? Where does this leave a Washington State football team? Beyond dead.  Having a Big 3 and 13 dwarfs isn't going to serve anyone well at all. 

Since: Nov 9, 2009
Posted on: June 4, 2010 6:20 pm

Colorado AD: CU on verge of Pac-10 invite

Here is my question: if Texas was going to jump ship, why would they go to the Pac 10 instead of the Big 10?  The Pac 10 has a base revenue per team in the neighborhood of $10 million while the Big 10 is in the neighborhood of $22 million?  Doesn't make sense to me.  If interested, here is a model with Texas moving to the Big 12 that I think makes sense (I wrote it, so of course I think it makes sense!):

Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2010 2:30 pm

Colorado AD: CU on verge of Pac-10 invite

I could care less if we have super conferences.  What I do care about is the championship game, or lack thereof.  If we have 4 conferences, it seems way more likely that the winners could play in a mini-playoff at the end of the year.  It will be interesting to see how all of this affects the bowl system, if at all.

Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: June 4, 2010 2:24 pm

Nebraska is the Key

Expansion is way more likely than you think. This guy thinks to the dominoes tumbling...

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