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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: Aug 13, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:47 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

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Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:46 pm
 

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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:45 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

If this happens, then Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Iowa State and Baylor should pull TCU, Utah and BYU from Mountain West, Boise State from WAC, Arknasas from the SEC, and SMU and either Rice or Houston from Conference USA, and keep the Big 12 name or actually rename themselves The Southwestern Conference.

Anyone who thinks that Arkansas is going to leave the SEC and their share of the $1 billion contract ESPN signed to televise their football games is on crack. This isn't geography class, it's economics class. Wake up and pay attention.



Since: Jun 9, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:44 pm
 

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Here's a scenario for you.  If it is true that Nebraska and Colorado leaving the Big 12 are a done deal (I'm waiting for the actual announcements from the schools) and if the 5 schools from the Big 12 South follow Colorado to the Pac-10, then the 5 remaining schools in the Big 12 should stay together as the Big 12 and add some additional schools.  Some of the Mountain West plus Boise State I think would be a good move.  Anyway, if the Big 12 still exists (it takes 9 schools to vote it out of existance) the remaining members can charge the defectors about $10 million each to leave.  That would be a last F-You to the defectors.



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:44 pm
 

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Exactly... allthese people that think teams will leave there conference jsut b/c they border another state or the rivals will be good.. that doesnt matter.. THIS IS ABOUT ONE THING , AND ONE THING ONLY.....MONEY  !!!  No team is leaving the SEC to join a conference like the BIG12 that is going under. The only team in the BIG 12 that makes more than the bottom feeder of the SEC is TX... So you idiots think a school like Arkansas is ging to leave money on the table to join a conference with scools like MU,KU,KSU and Iowa State?  LOL LOL LOL LOL  Arkansas LEFT the SWC b/c they got 2x more money in the SEC... they sure as hell aint going  back...



Since: Mar 30, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:43 pm
 

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money.
combining the west coast and the central US creates a huge market footprint.  Not only that, but when the PAC-16 launches their own network, those teams will get millions every year.  Currently, the Big 10 Network paid its schools roughly 20 million each.  Thats more than any other school in the country i think.  Sure the Big 12 and Pac 10 could create their own networks and remain as is.  but the money and market footprint of a combined league is too great to ignore



Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:43 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

All aboard as the Pac-Ten turns into the Pac-Twelve or the Great Pac West Conference with the Pacific Division and the Southwest Division honoring both of the heritages in the new super Conference. 



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:41 pm
 

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Why would Arkansas even consider leaving the SEC?  I've seen that written before and it doesn't make any sense.  The Razorbacks share of the SEC's television deals was over $17MM in 2009.

The new "Southwestern Conference" that you've proposed won't be able to touch that. 



Since: Nov 8, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:41 pm
 

Source: Colorado joining the Pac-10

Its all about the almighty Dollar and TV Rights . College football pays the bills and makes the most money . basketball can expand all it wants to but football is the true cash cow for all of College sports . Greed can sure change things and not always for the best . what happens to some of the traditional conference rivalries the Big 12 had when these  schools go there separate ways ? I Am Old School and am not in total favor of realignment .



Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:40 pm
 

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What's the reasoning behind all these moves? Answer: $$$$$$$

With a couple of more schools, the Pac-10 will look to create a network like the Big 10 (or 12, 14, 16) which turned a profit in its 2nd year of existence and can lure in some other schools / markets.
I still think the Big 10 needs to get ND and Rutgers to make this thing worthwhile.  Nebraska is a decent school, but much smaller markets.
My favorite option would be to pull in Missouri and Kansas, though.


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