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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

June 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Expansion update, 10:45 a.m. — Is Big 12 about to survive?

This expansion thing is the true “Fast and the Furious” as matters are moving rapidly.
And in the last hour, the momentum appears to have swung to the Big 12 staying together. Pete Thamel of The New York Times just Tweeted that Big 12 AD Dan Beebe confirmed that Texas is “on the cusp” of committing to the Big 12.
Orangebloods.com has also revised its story a little bit, stating that the remaining Big 12 schools are working feverishly to save the league, and providing some of the financial details on why and how that could happen (basically, Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma can take as big a share of the conference money as they want, with the other schools desperate to go along to save the conference).
Also this morning, Gene Stallings — who seems to be leading Texas A&M’s effort in all of this — says that if he “had my druthers” (a comment I can’t imagine too many Pac-10 ADs making) that the Big 12 would stay together.
So at the moment, the odds seem to be shifting toward the Pac-10 ending up with 12 teams, adding Colorado and Utah, and the rest of the Big 12 sticking together.
Just talked to a Pac-10 source who said he thinks that if the conference ends up with 12 teams there likely WOULD NOT be divisions, just 12 teams all together. But we’ll see. Sounds as if no firm decisions have been made on that. Utah would almost certainly be the 12th team as, obviously, all the other Big 12 teams would be staying put.
UPDATE — Bud Withers of our staff also has a good update on all of this.

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