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Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:13 pm
Edited on: June 10, 2010 12:17 pm
 

Colorado will announce Friday that it is leaving the Big 12 to join the Pac-10, a Big 12 source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Thursday. The Boulder Daily-Camera is reporting that Pac-10 officials will be on the Colorado campus for a formal press conference.

This is the latest development that could lead to the demise of the Big 12 considering Nebraska is expected to also announce Friday that it's leaving the league. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Nebraska will join the Big Ten, which is expected to trigger an additional exodus of Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to another league, most likely the Pac-10. It's worth noting that officials from Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Baylor are meeting Thursday in Austin to discuss their futures, according to OrangeBloods.com.

If Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State follow Colorado to the Pac-10, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Baylor and Iowa State would be left looking for a new league. They could all go their separate ways into existing leagues, stick together and join an existing league, or stick together and try to lure schools from other conferences -- like the Mountain West and C-USA -- to help start a new league.
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Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:51 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

teams departing the Big 12 must pay a $10 million buyout.  The buyout can only be avoided if 9 Big 12 teams vote to dissolve the conference.

nebraska,texas,texas A/M, OU, OSU, Tech,Baylor, Missouri, Colorado.  There is your nine teams....
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One problem with that.... Baylor and Missouri have no where to go.

As far as Kansas goes... you morons talking about us being a division 2 team in basketball are smoking some good crack. Our program is constantly reguarded as top 5 in the history of basketball so I highly doubt that we are going anywhere. We'll still get recruits and we'll still win championships.... that's just how we do things on the hardwood.




Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:40 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

teams departing the Big 12 must pay a $10 million buyout.  The buyout can only be avoided if 9 Big 12 teams vote to dissolve the conference.

nebraska,texas,texas A/M, OU, OSU, Tech,Baylor, Missouri, Colorado.  There is your nine teams....



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:38 pm
 

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Why in the world would Arkansas leave the strongest conference in the nation?  A conference where they make upwards of $20 million in shared revenue, a number that other conferences are striving to reach, hence the attempted creations of superconferences?



Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:36 pm
 

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Really? Are you kidding me? A Cornhusker fan calling out Colorado! That's funny!!!



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:35 pm
 

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An institution that withdrawals from the Big 12 loses 50 percent of the revenue it would have received from the Big 12 during those two years. A school could lose up to 90 percent of its allotment if it leaves sooner. Mo Money mo problems



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:33 pm
 

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That is a pipe dream... no way that will ever happen.




Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:33 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

All haters love the fact that KU seems to be on the outs and the division 2 talk is laughable. 
There's a buyout fee for teams exiting the conference..
IDK the exact dollar figures but I know it's fairly substantial. 
Could it be the remaining big 12 schools are going to stay the course until the conference completely dissolves and leave without penalty?  So long allen field house west.
Salty Salty Salty
There's a rap song that fits well for this entire scenario T00 $hort "Get in where you fit in"
Baylor has a lot of pull in Texas lotta dollas floating around the place hard pressed to see them left on the outs.



Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:32 pm
 

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There's no guarantee that the Big XII would be able to keep its automatic bid.  New BCS rules state that a conference must have at least six of its original members to maintain its automatic bid.  If the Big XII loses six of its members to the Pac-10, that would only leave five schools - not enough to meet the BCS criteria.  So merely adding a bunch of teams wouldn't necessarily help the Big XII, they would have to start earning its automatic bid from scratch.


This is why it's far more likely that the leftover teams will make their way to either the Mountain West or CUSA.  To be honest, there's nothing stating that they would have to stick together, so it's possible that both conferences could benefit.



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:32 pm
 

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Because being a member of the Big 12 stinks.  Texas calls all the shots
and you are left with whatever they dont want.  The Big 8 took in Texas,
Texas Tech, Baylor and A&M when the SWC was blown up.  16 years later,
the conference offices are in Dallas as well as the CCG.  You dont see stuff
like this in any other conference.



Since: Jan 16, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:31 pm
 

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Blazer I think you nailed it for me. For whatever reason you never hear the media crying foul because they are the ones behind this with bags of money to hand out. Its sad because it was fun to watch a team like Butler nearly win the Hoops Championship and Fresno come from nowhere to win in baseball. This despite the fact that the BCS schools have major advantages in terms of Cash and in terms of recruits cant get it done on the field. All this does is insure that no matter how bad the elites perform they will continue to circle the wagons and stuff all of the money into their pockets while telling you that this is all about education. Its a sad state of affairs.


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