The Pac-10 announced this morning Colorado has accepted an invitation to join the conference for the start of the 2012 season.
“This is an historic moment for the Conference, as the Pac-10 is poised for tremendous growth. The University of Colorado is a great fit for the Conference both academically and athletically and we are incredibly excited to welcome Colorado to the Pac-10,” Commissioner Larry Scott said in a press release.
Colorado is expected to be the first of six schools to join the Pac-10. The other schools are Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
The Buffaloes declined a Pac-10 invitation several years ago, but likely moved swiftly this time because there’s been some lobbying by Baylor to include them in the six-team package.
“The University of Colorado is a perfect match – academically and athletically – with the Pac-10,” said University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson, “our achievements and aspirations match those of the universities in the conference and we look forward to a productive relationship.”
This is a historic day because the Pac-10 hasn’t been changed in the past 32 years. More press conferences are expected today. Oklahoma State could be next.
There’s a chance the 16-team plan will not happen and the Pac-10 would add just one more team, most likely Utah.
June 10, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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