Comcast SportsNet Bay Area is reporting that a press conference is expected Wednesday to announce the addition of Utah to the Pac-10. CSN Bay Area says it has learned of the announcement from sources close to the situation.
The addition of Utah should finalize the Pac-10’s quest for expansion after getting spurned by the teams from the Big 12. It will give the conference 12 teams, which are expected to be split into two divisions. Cal would join Stanford, the Oregon schools and the Washington schools to form the Pac-10 North, while Utah and Colorado would join the Los Angeles schools and Arizona schools to make a Pac-10 South. It is believed the new format will also lead to a Pac-10 championship game for football.