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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: May 2, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:00 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

The Mountain West is already on the verge of obtaining AQ status from the BCS; I doubt that any of their teams would be quite willing to jump ship to an uncertain conference.  More likely is that the Mountain West and Conference USA both try to add the Big XII leftovers.  For Conference USA, it would make strategic sense, to help bolster the conference ahead of an impending raid from the Big East. 



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:58 pm
 

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Answer: Television Contract and a possible Cable Network Channel completely devoted to the Conference.

I don’t understand why the Pacific 10 Conference would want to add teams to the Conference then, omit playing each other?

Currently, the Pac10 is the only Conference that actually schedules a complete and comprehensive round robin competition between all members to determine a genuine Conference Champion.

The only logical reason for expanding is that the Pac10 is due for Television Contract Negotiations.  An expanded schedule or choices of teams available would be for TV Programming and the revenues.

I would like to see these teams compete from the Big12 South, Colorado and the current Pac teams. I would even subscribe for a complete coverage package if offered, but…would this and other Conference re-alignments lead to an eventual National Championship Playoff?

Conferences should be aligned for an NCAA Sanctioned Post Season Playoff and not just for a Cable Television Package.




Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:57 pm
 

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So if the chips fall as they may, this is the possibly the make-up of the new Big 12 would be Kansas, KSU, Mizzou, Baylor, Iowa St., Boise St., Utah, BYU, TCU, SMU, Rice and

Nobody wants to be part of this mess..... that would be the worst. NO MONEY GAINED



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:57 pm
 

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Great move for Colorado. Why would you wait around for the Big 12 to dissolve and risk being stuck without a place to go (Kansas, Kansas St, Iowa St, Missouri.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:56 pm
 

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2 years of sanctions to USC will be meaningless in the long-run to the Longhorns and Sooners (who will be coming West as well).  The PAC-16 will be *the* power conference now, drawing recruits from Texas, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arizona and Washington.  No other recruiting center can touch it.  Then consider viewership, ad revenue, sponsorship.  California is where the money is.  USC owns LA in terms of football.  These schools now reach 20mil viewers in one city, let alone the Bay Area and Pheonix.

The PAC-16 will be sick! 




Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:56 pm
 

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I know it was wishful thinking on my part, but I really hoped CU would have hooked up with the Moutain West.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:55 pm
 

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I though Colorado was "irrelevent"?  Now everyone says that they are destroying the big 12 by leaving.  Make up your mind already.



Since: Jun 8, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:55 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

If not Arkansas, then it would have to be SMU, Rice AND Houston fron C-USA. That would only be the logical reason to try and keep the Big 12 around. Granted, it would decimate the MWC and take the best team from the WAC, but Houston is pretty decent for football, and Rice..............well, that's a different story.

So if the chips fall as they may, this is the possibly the make-up of the new Big 12 would be Kansas, KSU, Mizzou, Baylor, Iowa St., Boise St., Utah, BYU, TCU, SMU, Rice and Houston.

Not too shabby, but not great either.




Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:54 pm
 

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It's official!!!!! Colorado is definitely gone!



Now, Nebraska will be the next escapee from the Big XII jailhouse and then everything will go crazy. Missouri and Notre Dame are the reports that are swirling around the radio stations here, along with Maryland and Rutgers for the Big Ten.

Let the games begin!!!!



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:53 pm
 

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To amke it simple for you dolts... no tema in the SEC is leaving. PERIOD !!!  And the  SEC is only interested, accoring to the commish, if its a big Money big name school ...like Texas. Maybe a TX / TX A&M combo becasue they seem to be joined at the hip...



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