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Football/basketball: Reports suggest Pac-10 is ready to become the Pac-16

By Jeff Faraudo
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 8:19 pm in Basketball, Expansion, Football.

The  Los Angeles Times and ESPN.com both are reporting this hour that the Pac-10 is close to extending offers to six Big 12 schools — Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Colorado, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State — to create the Pac-16 (or whatever new name might be developed).

ESPN quoted a source saying Colorado already has an invite from the Pac-10.

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  • Rollonubears

    This is a logistical nightmare for all the minor sports programs. Suddenly, academics mean nothing to the pac10, and football means everything. Some of these schools are an embarrassment to academia. This is a sad day.

  • Rollonubears

    I guess if they revert to the original PAC8, this isn’t too bad. It ruins the rose bowl forever, though. This basically becomes a way for 6 big12 teams to shed the 6 laggards, legally.

  • Davidson

    I just read on ESPN that USC is getting a 2 yr bowl ban an 20 scholarships lost and wins revoked from 2004.

    Wow, it’s finally official. USC are cheaters and they cheated to win in 2004.

  • abe

    great, i am already struggling from an inescapable pain and regret due to that loss to the trojunks, after we outplayed them in just about every facet (had more than twice as many yards, had the ball for almost twice as much time…etc), and to add insult to injury you are telling me that we lost to a bunch of cheaters? bush who made two huge kick off returns probably would have been playing somewhere else if not for all the stuff he and his family was offered in return for his services?