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June 9, 2010 at 6:24 PM

LA Times say Pac-10 expansion all but a done deal

In one of the strongest signs to date that Pac-10 expansion is coming soon, Chris Dufresne of the LA Times is reporting tonight that the conference is “poised” to extend invitations to six Big 12 teams.
He also reports what has been speculated elsewhere that even if the Pac-16 scenario somehow falls apart, the Pac-10 will at least move ahead with inviting Colorado and expanding by two (a scenario where the other team could be Utah, though that appears a much more faint idea than the six-team addition).
Times colleges reporter Bud Withers also has this report, and will have more later in the night.
Orangebloods.com also has a new story tonight stating strongly that all of this is about to happen, as well, with the simple lead that “The Big 12 appears to be dead.”
In terms of how this impacts Washington, it all looks the same as has been rumored from the start — two eight-team divisions, with UW in what would essentially be the old Pac-8.
As for othe other six teams, it’s looking more and more like it’s Colorado and not Baylor that would be the sixth, joining Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
The LA Times story also reiterates what has been reported here and elsewhere, that it would likely take effect in 2012, creating the potential of two pretty strange seasons of college football with everyone knowing that all the old leagues are breaking apart.
USC UPDATE — The LA Times is also reporting tonight that USC has indeed received its report and that an announcement could be made Thursday.

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