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June 10, 2010 at 10:59 AM

A couple quick notes on expansion, USC

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A few quick notes on a really frenetic day in college sports that includes the addition of Colorado to the Pac-10 (pictured is Willie Hurst scoring in Boulder the last time UW played the Buffs in 2000):
— There are reports now that Oklahoma State will be the next to accept an invite to the Pac-10. If so, that means the Pac-16 is just around the corner, as that’s the only logical scenario in which the Okies come along. However, that is being officially denied for now.
— The new Pac-Whateveritis isn’t off to the greatest start. A teleconference to announce the move of Colorado broke down after a few minutes due to technical difficulties. It lasted long enough for Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott to announce the move, say he was excited about it and thinks it will be a great transition, and to use the word “additions” when talking about all that is going on — more proof there is more coming. He also called it a “dawning of a new day” for the conference. As noted, it broke down before we could ask questions. It has been rescheduled for 1 p.m.
Bud Withers has our story on all of this, and our front page has links to other coverage.
— Rivals.com is reporting that Cody Kessler is staying put and will remain a Trojan regardless. He chose USC last week after almost committing to UW.
— UW is 5-5-1 all-time against Colorado, last playing in 2000 in a game memorable for the fact that it was the first return of Rick Neuheisel to Boulder. UW won that game 17-10 on the way to an 11-1 season. The most memorable game in the history of the series probably came in 1990 when Colorado held off a last-minute UW drive to win 20-14. CU ended up winning a share of the national title while UW finished 10-2 — their head-to-head matchup going a long way toward determing the national title.
— Just heard an interview with Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN where he sasid that you are “kidding yourself” if you don’t think that the rest of the Pac-10 won’t benefit from the sanctions that will be put in place on USC.
— As noted earlier, the NCAA press conference on USC is at noon. I’ll monitor that and if I can, pass along the report itself.
More later.

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