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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 12:52 pm
 

Larry Scott steps up

The invitation to Colorado makes sense and will effectively torpedo Baylor's chances of joining the revamped Pac-10.  The "all or nothing" scenario including UT, A&M, Texas Tech and Baylor was clearly unpalatable for the Pac-10.  Texas' state politics will get very messy!  Baylor has more stroke at the state capitol than most outsiders realize.






Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:52 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Money, of course



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:51 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

If they keep their BCS automatic bid then this would be a good deal for all the schools on the list except for Arkansas in the SEC because they get the big $$$$ from the CBS-SEC Cable Channel.    I would think Memphis should on the short list as well since it is a large school with a good football stadium, great basketball, NCAA violations, they should fit right in, even though they have not won as many games recently.



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:51 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Ya think you can pull Arkansas from the SEC?? Do you know how much money Arkansas gets from SEC TV contracts??



Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:50 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Money baby, money.



Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:50 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

They were already destroying it by being so awful.



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:49 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

I had to laugh that the Pac-10 conference stated that CU was "The University of Colorado is a great fit for the Conference both academically and athletically and we are incredibly excited to welcome Colorado to the Pac-10."  Hold on!!  CU was penalized with a reduction of five scholarships in football and one in men's basketball as sanctions for falling short of Academic Progress Report minimum standards.   NICE TIMING!!



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:49 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

You ARE so dumb.


Thanks for letting everyone know.

Arkansas makes 10 mil more than Big 12 teams?

Where did you learn math? Oh, tht's right, you didn't.

At least get your facts before you make outlandish post.





Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:49 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Right now, rumor has it that Missouri is just waiting to make their announcement that they're leaving.   Mike Alden, is showing no signs of being worried.   The Big 10 is not just going to add one team to the conference.   This is the beginning of the 16 team super conferences.  My only hope is that Missouri, Kansas, Notre Dame, and Rutgers round out the rest of the Big 10.   The biggest question, what happens if the Big 10 doesn't expand from the 12 teams (Which doesn't make sense, they need more teams to increase the television/cable subscriptions, to spread the wealth).   What does the SEC do?   Is Texas really going to the PAC 10?



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:48 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

How can a Nebraska fan like you say Colorado's departure destroys the Big 12 when for days it has been reported that Nebraska will leave the Big 12 for the Big 10 on Friday?
    Not that I'm blaming Nebraska for jumping to the lucrative offer from the Big Ten.
    But Colorado was never a major player in these moves. In fact, Texas legislators tried to get the Pac 10 to take Baylor instead of Colorado, which has lousy football and men's basketball teams and whose athletic department is spewing red ink.
    If Colorado was the only school to leave the Big 12 the Buffaloes would hardly by missed. 


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