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Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Posted on: June 3, 2010 3:51 pm
 

The Pac-10 is prepared to offer six Big 12 schools -- Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Colorado -- invitations to join its league, Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com reported Thursday afternoon.

OrangeBloods.com is a site devoted to covering Texas athletics.

According to the report, the Pac-10 would place the six Big 12 schools in a division with Arizona and Arizona State, leaving UCLA, Southern California, Stanford, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State to form the other division. The report states that the Pac-10 -- possibly under a new name -- would then create its own television network that could lead to annual payouts of around $20 million to each of the 16 members.

What's unclear is whether the Big 12 schools would accept a presumed offer.
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Since: May 10, 2010
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:58 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Because Texas and Colorado have always wanted into the PAC 10 since Arkansas left the SWC.  If the PAC 10 also includes Texas' little buddies that removes all the blocks from just going.    Mizzou and Nebraska has shown publically that they want to go.    Plus, remember, the BiG 12 commish went to the left coast to negotiate TV deals.   Read the writing...    Plus Arizona as being the red state, need some republicans to back them up.    




Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:54 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Joining the Pac 10 over the Big Ten is a better deal for Texas in most regards. The time zone difference that you are referring to only matters in non-revenue sports. Football, the foundation of any conference expansion, is a weekend sport and no additional class time would be missed. If athletic administrators was so concerned about late night basketball it is possible to arrange for time zone specific conference games in basketball during the week (for example Texas play host to OK State, A&M, Texas Tech during weekdays and west coast teams on weekends). Sports like baseball, softball, tennis, and golf all are multi-day events so regardless of the time zone students are going to be off campus multilpe days. Stakeholders don't care about the impact that a move like this would cause on soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, and volleyball.

Saying the Big Ten has better academics than the Pac 10 is a stretch. The land-grant institutions (WSU, OSU, ASU) in the Pac 10 are not as prestigous as the Flagships in the Big Ten, but there is no combination in the Big Ten that can touch the Big Four(UCLA, Southern Cal, Standford, and Cal). When asked to pick between associating with Standford or Northwestern (or whichever you deem the best academic institution in the Big Ten) 9 out of 10 would pick Standford. Texas would also benefit from joining the Pac Ten by gaining more access to California (students, and industries).



Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:38 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Last time I checked Stanford isn't the Pac 10  Tongue out



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:36 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

My question is "Why is the even a story?" First, we have been listening to Big Ten expansion talk for over a year now, which has all been rumorsand hearsay.  This is more of the same.  Second, it will be a cold day in hell when especially Texas and Oklahoma, but the other schools here as well (exception Colorado), join a conference with basically no national TV coverage and one of the poorest of the BCS conferences.  Expansion will be about money and air time.  Why not think before you post this garbage as news?



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:20 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

The medicine is sour, huh? Mizzou shoots self in foot will be the headline. I REALLY hope you get left out in the cold. That would be awesome!



Since: May 10, 2010
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:20 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

SkyHawk,

Ann and Bob no longer control the state.   Its an Aggie Lege and they don't care about about Baylor.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:20 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Stanford? Stanford is just a flea on a cows arse compared to Texas. Texas is more valuable to any conference than any team in the U.S. lol Stanford? lol. If Texas wants to go to the Pac 10 Stanford would get kicked out to make room for Texas. Fact.



Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:18 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Using US News to throw around the word "fact"  and to determine the quality of a universities academics is foolish.



Since: May 10, 2010
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:18 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

If this is true, I see no reason for CU, Texas, TAMU, TTech, OU and OSU not to take this deal.    I imagine its an all or nothing offer.   

Wow, this is an anvil.   And this might be the move to get ND into the BIG 10, if so,   Then Syracuse, Rutgers, Uconn, and Pitt becomes the hottest things on the market and would solidfy the dominance of the TV markets.   It just might be NU and Mizzou gets left out if the BIG 10 can sieze the Northeast TV Markets.    

That would leave SEC and ACC as forever second fiddle and gut the Big East and BIG XII.   Seriously, SEC and ACC had better make their moves now.   

WOW...





 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:05 pm
 

This is not going to happen

The Texas schools won't be allowed to leave Baylor behind, and you know Stanford is going to say no to Texas joining the league. The Pac-10 requires unanimous approval unless something has changed, and Stanford will not accept Texas.


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