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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 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

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 1:30 pm

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Colorado gets about 11 million per year right now in the Big 12, if the Pac10 with expansion and the Big12 south schools, they are looking at close to 19 million per year. You owuld be a fool not to go, primarily since Nebraska is going and the TX shcools will leave sooner or later..

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:29 pm

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Cue up Taps.  So long to the Big 12.  Wonder how this will affect scheduling for next year.

It won't. The teams still have 2 years left on their contracts with the conference, so these changes won't "officially" take place until 2012 (unless there's a buyout or some other kind of agreement between the conference and the teams).

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:27 pm

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Ease up man, I'm pretty sure that was just a joke. Everybody's been saying "Nebraska's destroying the Big XII!" and he was just taking the opportunity to poke fun at Colorado possibly leaving first.

Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:27 pm

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Bad move CU! They are in no position to compete with the Pac-10 schools and will be the doormat of the new Pac-10 for years to come! Especially if the don't get rid of Hawkins! MW would have been a better fit but i guess $$ is all that matters anymore!

Since: Jan 16, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:21 pm

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

I think they will be better and will control California and most of Texas for players, that being said there are plenty of kids from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama to keep the SEC in great shape plus their TV contracts are in place with CBS and ESPN. 

I take issue with viewership, as LA the 2nd largest TV market has been without the NFL for several years and you dont hear the crying to bring it back. Keep in mind that the state of California is broke and people are leaving the state in droves.

Lastly this is not about a competitive super league for we the fans but to milk as much cash out of this as possible for the schools involved while keeping the Boisies and the Fresnos and the Utahs in thier place. With a 16 team league you will not play half the teams in your conference on a yearly basis. If they play a rotating schedule you will see the Trojans visiting Austin once every 4 years while potentially destroying games like USC UCLA, Texas OU, Oregon Oregon State, Arizona Arizona State.

I guess Im old school but I think this has the potential to water down these schools as powers. I know living on the east coast I saw this with the ACC. They are no longer the dominant basketball conference and football has some solid programs but no longer consistantly in the top 10.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:21 pm

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Actually the Big XII was doomed from inception.  Nebraska has chafed at the way Texas has interacted with the other schools and played bully from the first day forward.  I think the last straw for Nebraska was Texas mandating an oath of loyalty from Nebraska and Missouri by tomorrow.

Colorado made it's own deal because once again Texas and it's politicians thought they were bigger than the rest and tried to push Baylor on the Pac 10.  Waco?  Really?  Over the Denver television market?

I say bravo to Colorado for having the universities best interests in mind and bravo Nebraska for the same.  Nebraska is going to be a great addition to the Big 10 and while Colorado will remain a bottom tier school in the Pac 10, they decided their own fate and I applaud that. 

Fact, CU isn't likely to be competitive in the new Pac 10 East which I'm guessing an all but done deal- they would have fit much better competition wise and geographically in the MWC- but big picture I like that the university took care of it's interests first.  That's how a state run university should be run.

Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:20 pm

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Why do they want Colorado?  Probably just to give them a 16th team.  Can't be for any other athletic reason.  As far as Kansas is concerned.  No one need worry.  They're a top five basketball program and won an Orange Bowl just two years ago  (and absolutely SMOKED Nebraska on the way).  They'll hit the ground running in whatever conference they land in and continue their storied traditions.  Colorado, Texas, TTech, Nebraska and the rest of you, may you, your alumni and your fans eternally regret your decision to sell your souls. 

What?  dude wake up. Thepac 10 wants Colorado for the HUGE denver market, somehting KU doenst have. And FYI, Basketball is an afterthought. FOOTBALL dictates where schools go, it makes the money, Basketball doesnt.  Maybe KU can go Division 2???

Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:20 pm

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

A great opportunity for the schools moving to the PAC 16.  Go Sooners!

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:19 pm

colorado and the big 12

this is all texas driven. the other teams are tired of being bullied by the school. of course the new money will be great. the big 10 doesnt want texas because their academic standards suck. there are other schools in the big 12 that the big 10 just dont want because of their academic standards. more to follow on friday.

Since: Jun 6, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:18 pm

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

That would be awesome.   A fixture every year.  OU and NU is college football!!!!

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