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Report: Utah Trustees to approve move to Pac-10

Posted on: June 16, 2010 3:32 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2010 3:42 pm

Utah's Board of Trustees has scheduled a public meeting for Thursday, at which point they are expected to approve a departure from the Mountain West Conference to the Pac-10, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

The paper reported that the only topic listed is "Discussion of Athletic conference."

The move is a consolation prize of sorts for Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott, whose goal was to expand to 16 members by adding Colorado, Texas and four other Big 12 schools. He got Colorado last week and seemed on the verge of adding Texas and four others. But Texas rejected an invitation Monday, which prevented the Big 12's demise and opened this BCS door for Utah.

The Pac-10 will now be a 12-school league.

That means it will be allowed, according to NCAA guidelines, to hold a conference championship game in football.
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Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2010 4:56 pm

Report: Utah Trustees to approve move to Pac-10

This is a good move by the Pac 10 and a good consolation prize.

I think maybe the MWC should try to pick up another team, maybe. Fresno St. has a decent football team, or maybe target Houston (Not a reach considering TCU is in their conference)

Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2010 4:14 pm

Report: Utah Trustees to approve move to Pac-10

The Pac 12 is a powerhouse now with the addition of CU and UTah blahahah bhaahahha blalaahahahb ahahahablhahaha

Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: June 16, 2010 4:00 pm

Report: Utah Trustees to approve move to Pac-10

I agree in 2012 the BCS will decide if they want to add another conference to be AQ. With Utah they were a shoe in, but if Utah leaves then their chances are really hurt. The decision will be made mathematically based on three requirements based on the 2008-2011 seasons. I think MWC still has a chance without Utah, but it is a lot smaller. Although it is in the best interest of the BCS to make MWC an AQ from a damage control perspective. Just to save the embarassment of we should be in a BCS bowl argument or Non AQ beating and AQ in the BCS Bowls.

Here is a link to the article for those that are interested. You might have to copy and paste it into your toolbar.


Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: June 16, 2010 3:57 pm

Report: Utah Trustees to approve move to Pac-10

The Mountain West w/ Utah would be better than both the Big East and the Big Texas little 9.  Maybe they can add an improving Houston program.  Maybe the Pac-10 will decide to expand to 14 and Take TCU and BYU.  There are still a ton of different scenarios that could play out.  It's up to the Big 10 to stop being wishy washy and make up their minds....

Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2010 3:52 pm

Report: Utah Trustees to approve move to Pac-10

Man, just when the MWC was becoming a little more powerful, the Pac-10 comes in and cripples it again.  And what about the Utah/BYU rivalry.  I guess it wasn't strong enough to keep the Utes in thw MWC.  Oh well this is just a band-aid.  4-5 more years and we'll see the super conference conversation pop back up.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2010 3:52 pm

Report: Utah Trustees to approve move to Pac-10

Utah adds little to the PAC as does Colorado. It is a comfortable expansion with little significance in the big picture. I like the regional quality of the expansion but it certainly falls well short of the much larger goal of the big 12 teams they were seeking. I think Scott over reached and has egg on his face. In the future it would be wise to keep discussions private and confidential. The pac will remain an academic oriented group if that makes sense when dealing with football.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2010 3:51 pm

Report: Utah Trustees to approve move to Pac-10

So much for the good vibe the MWC had after landing Boise State.  With the (at the time) eminent doom of the Big 12, I would have made a strong case for the MWC to replace them as a BCS conference.  Now, they're right back where they started, the best mid-major.  By the way, Gary, I have heard that there is no TV deal yet for the Big 12, that it is simply that a group of consultants have assured everyone one is forthcoming.  What if that never comes to fruition?  Is there still a chance of no Big 12 in the immediate future?  Seems to me if I was a TV exec, I'd be crazy to throw anywhere near SEC or Big 10 lettuce to a conference that is shaky at best despite the recent attempt at solidarity, and has just lost a member which still had name recognition and some recent success in football (Nebraska).  Would love to hear your thoughts/what you have heard.

Since: Dec 24, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2010 3:48 pm

Report: Utah Trustees to approve move to Pac-10

There goes the MWC hopes of turning into a BCS conference. If Utah Leaves then probably so does their argument for having a strong enough schedule. With Boise St. TCU, Utah, and BYU they have four powers that by their recent play rival everyone elses conferecne except maybe the SEC but with TCU, Boise, and BYU people will argue that they really didn't gain anything in the ways of schedule strength so why shoudl they deserve an automatic BCS bowl bid. BTW I am not saying that I agree, I think they deserve one more than the Big East even without Utah. But I can see the argument being made.

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