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June 20, 2010 at 7:13 AM

No Divisions Planned For Basketball In New 12-Team Pac-10

During an interview Friday with KJR-AM’s Dave Mahler, Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said the new 12-team Pac-10 conference isn’t likely to split into divisions for basketball.
He said there’s been discussions about dividing the league for football, but the other sports would probably remain one big conference.
The ACC, Atlantic 10, the old Big 12, Big East, Colonial, Conference USA and Northeast are leagues with at least 12 schools that adopt a one-conference model for basketball.
Several leagues including the ACC play 16 conference games while others such as the Big East opt for 18.
NOT ADDING TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA SCHOOLS BETTER FOR TRAVEL:
Games at Arizona and Arizona State are still the longest conference road trips for Washington after the Pac-10 adds Utah and Colorado to the schedule.
If the league had expanded to include Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, trips to those schools would have been longer for the Huskies then the current arrangement.
It’s unknown if the conference will keep the Thursday-Saturday conference games format, but it would have been a daunting road trip for UW to travel to Texas for a pair of games against the Longhorns and Aggies.
SEATTLE TO:
Corvallis, Oregon: 256.49 miles
Eugene, Oregon: 283.03 miles
Pullman, Washington: 285.97
Berkeley, California: 798.62 miles
Salt Lake City, Utah: 841.93 miles
Stanford, California: 842.44 miles
Los Angeles: 1136.42 miles
Boulder, Colorado: 1,323.89
Tempe, Arizona: 1507.02 miles
Tucson, Arizona: 1576.75 miles
CONSIDER WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN:
Lubbock, Texas: 1780.04 miles
Stillwater, Oklahoma: 1965.56 miles
Norman, Oklahoma: 2017.56 miles
Austin, Texas: 2216.24 miles
College Station, Texas: 2258.00 miles

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