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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: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:04 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

I would assume wherever Oklahoma/Texas/Nebraska end up, it would still allow for a Texas/Oklahoma  and Oklahoma/Nebraska game every year provided that's what the individual institutions want.  Assuming three non-conference games per team, this is manageable. The only question is would Oklahoma want what appears to be two tough games (if both were non-conference games) every year? If Oklahoma and Texas remain in the same conference, then it is a no brainer. The fly in the ointment would be if Nebraska joins the Big10, would Big10 scheduling make it difficult for Nebraska and Oklahoma to get together. I don't see why, but who knows.



Since: May 3, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:04 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Props for humor, dude. This made me lol.



Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:02 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

When you say better academics I presume you mean the Big Ten is better as a whole.  One of the most academically respected schools in the nation is in the Pac-10, Stanford.  Just an observation.  But I do agree with all you said.



Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:01 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

I agree with the time difference, but the academics?



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2010 6:48 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

This seems to make too much sense. Missouri and Nebraska are free to join the Big-10. The Kansas teams are left in the lurch. Much of the Big12 because it is really Texas, Oklahoma, et. al., basically adds two Arizona teams which we will say replaces two Kansas teams, which leaves open only the question of how much love there is for Nebraska and Missouri. In otherwords, does the love of the Big12 as is, not knowing it would remain as is, and Nebraska and Missouri trump $$$$? I hope leaving out Iowa St. isn't too much of an affront. The question remaining for me is the scheduling. How many games will be played each year between divisional teams? Sixteen teams or 8 and 8 assuming divisional rivals play each other 1 game, that would leave 5 games (assuming 12 games per year) to play against teams outside the conference, or 3 if each team in their respective divisions played 2 games against the other division. We would also assume that Texas and Oklahoma would not play the same teams, or in other words, Texas and Oklahoma cannot both play USC the same year. The key is probably Texas and Oklahoma. They either both move or niether moves in my opinion. That doesn't mean Texas couldn't join the Big10 and leave Oklahoma to work out its own destiny. Or if Oklahoma likes the idea and Texas is cool, where I said it wouldn't probably happen, my only caveat would be I don't know what would happen if TCU said look at us. This is really intriguing.



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2010 6:44 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

It's all how you want to frame it. Some might argue that because the PAC 10 has four or five of the elite schools in the Nation over the Big Ten's one in that category, where the rest rank out around #70 isn't that important. But if you are Big Ten homer, I guess it suddenly becomes really important the grand total in the Top 100.

And in any debate about this, let's PAC 10 folks just concede that ASU is an academic joke and dragging the conference down in that regard...and their athletics, although their standards are abysmally lower than others in their own conference, still fall short.



Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 6:40 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Yes, Big Ten top to bottom easily surpasses the Pac 10 in academics. Not debatable. Look at the facts another poster dropped a page before this. Pac 10 has way too many inferior schools to compare to the Big Ten, the best academic conference in D1 football.



Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 6:35 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

It must be hard going through life with sooo much hate. Just accept who you are and move on!



Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 6:32 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Maybe we should you back to Mexico!!!! Maybe you could be President there!



Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 6:20 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

If Nebraska and Missouri go to the Big Ten, what's left looks almost as weak as the old Big 8.  Something was bound to happen with Texas, Oklahoma, and A&M; but does it really make sense for the Pac 10 to spread itself across three time zones? They gain a much wider tv audience, which mean more tv money.

I don't know enough about why the Big 12 is poised to break apart in the first place.  But if they can't pluck Arkansas and LSU away from the SEC, maybe the Longhorns and Sooners could join the SEC, and let the rest scatter among the lesser mountain and western conferences.

All I know for sure is that something will be missing in football if the Huskers and Sooners split up like this.
If this were to happen, I see the annual Husker-Sooner game being played at a neutral site.  The game would be even bigger in front of  100k at Jerry's World.


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