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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: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:18 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

I am thinking........................ wait a second nebraska is only good at football from a year to year basis other than that they get crushed so why would the Big-10 want them if they were a power conference and Kansas is not going to go Div. 2 they have more National Titles in Basketball in Div. 1 than most Schools. Along with this note Colorado you are making a really bad move. The Pac 10 is going to eat you alive. It isn't going to be fair you are going to end up losing to a Div. 2 school and dropped. The Big 12 was the one conference that wouldn't have done that however I don't think the Pac 10 is going to be so nice.Laughing



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

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you can't pull Arkansas away from the SEC.  I agree with the idea of keeping the Big12 - I say add Houston, TCU, and Memphis.  You don't lose anything on the basketball side, and the reason programs like Memphis and Houston don't consistently compete in football is the fact they are in a non-BCS league.  Look at the immediate turnarounds for Cincinnati and South Florida once they moved to a BCS conference.  I say screw the Pac 10, keep the Big 12, still lots of good programs there, even with the 3 departures

The prrolem is the Big12 has no big money teams. Talk about going broke....you lose the big money TX schools and Nebraska and add Hosuton,TCU, and Memphis???  Where is the revenue going to come from..... its not.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:17 pm
 

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Arkansas leave the big payouts of the SEC for a small market league with not TV contracts? That seems highly unlikely to occur.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:16 pm
 

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If just CU had left, the Big XII would have been able to survive.  It's actually the dalliances of NU and MU with the Big 10 that have caused the breakup of the conference.  Kinda ironic and just that in the end, MU may not get a Big 10 invite and won't have a Big XII to fall back into.



Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:16 pm
 

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  • 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.       



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:15 pm
 

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Okay so Colorado moves to the PAC-10 and Nebraska to the Big 10, why wouldn't Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma, OSU, KU, KSU, ISU and Mizzou stick together and pull in someone from the outside? I know the pickings may be slim but if they really wanted to keep the BIG 12 together, I think they could pull it off. I really think the demise of the Big 12 is premature. Not saying it won't happen but it seems to me that Texas won't like having it's hand forced and may look to come up with a solution of their own rather being forced into letting their conference disolve.



Since: Jul 7, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:14 pm
 

Shuffling your hand is not shuffling the deck....

I naively missed the point about this re-alignment.  Here I was, all hopeful that TCU, Utah, BYU, Boise St., Notre Dame, maybe East Carolina and Memphis or Central Michigan and Tulsa would get absorbed into the big conferences to help them make 16 in each one.  At worst, cannibalize the Big East so that Notre Dame is absorbed.<br /> <br /> Foolish me. This has never been about growing so that more schools have a chance to share in the prize pool of money and national titles.  Instead, no new teams are going to be included.  One major conference will disappear and the rest will get bigger.  In the end, it may turn out that NO new teams are added to the BCS automatic-pool.  It'll be the same teams..just in different conferences.<br /> <br /> The only hope is that with the Big 12 gone, they certainly can't get an automatic bid.  Maybe the Kansas and Kansas States of the world join up with Boise St. to join the Mountain West....which replaces the Big 12 in the BCS.<br />




Since: Jun 6, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:14 pm
 

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Just a question..........What if Texas legislature puts up a fight about UT, A&M, and Tech leaving without Baylor????  Now that Colorado is poised to join the Pac 10, isnt there only room for 5 more in the super conference??  Something has to give.   I have to admit that the thought of Texas being inconvienced is alot of fun.  Sure, they may get their money anywhere they go, but their hand is being forced and they will have to "settle" maybe somewhere, where it would not have been their first choice.  I believe what comes around, will eventually go around.  With the greediness and arrogance the longhorns have put into full practice, I can only hope it comes around to bite them in the arse!




Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:13 pm
 

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Why would Arkansas leave the SEC?  They are making $$ in the SEC.  Realistically, any option for them is a step down financially.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:13 pm
 

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It's mostly about money. The more teams in a league the more the other teams in the league have to share. The bigger the pie the bigger the individual piece each schools get. Then there's the conference championship games. That's a whole other game plus a fat TV contract.


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