Colorado, Utah On the Move to the Pac 10? Updated 2/10

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According to ESPN the PAC-10 is considering expanding to 12 teams with Colorado and Utah at the top of the list:

Utah might be headed to the Pac-10. A report from ABC4 in Salt Lake City says Utah will be invited to the Pac-10 conference, while BYU was left out of the guest list.

But there's a long way to go before any of this happens. The Pac-10 has to first decide that they are expanding, like the Big Ten. Then they might invite two schools to their conference to allow for a conference championship and a better scheduling format. ABC4 speculates that Utah and Colorado might be the two additions.

The TV station adds: "The Pac-10 TV deal is about to expire, and a new TV partner would want the league to have a football championship game, which requires the league to have 12 teams."

Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott told the San Jose Mercury News that he'll be "very cautious" with expansion. "It?s always tempting to go for short-term economic gain, but it?s very hard to go backwards. You run the risk of potentially harming something that is so special."

What are your thoughts on the possible move? Probably not the best from a prestige stand point but maybe we could be more competitive in that league. Plus we would have a natural rivalry (at least for now) with UCLA.


I talked to a former administrator who worked for Colorado in 1994 when the discussion last came up he brought up the major issues he remembers from the time were that the Pac- 10 wanted CU to add a number of non- revenue or expensive sports that they did not have such as swimming and baseball. I feel like this would be a major issue still although he said that whether or not it went down was completely dependent on who the regents are at the time of the offer.

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