Football/basketball: Utah transcript

Here is a full transcript from today’s press conference announcing Utah’s addition to the Pac-10. A few notes of interest:

–Commissioner Larry Scott said it has yet to be determined if there will be a championship game for football and how the conference will be aligned in terms of divisions.

–Utah will being competing in the Pac-10 in the 2011-12 season. Although it was originally announced Colorado would start in 2012-13, there is now a possibility the Buffaloes will arrive with Utah in 2011.

–The idea of a Pac-10 television network is still on the table.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • Calduke

    Could someone itemize the benefits to Cal, Stanford, UCLA and USC from adding Colorado and Utah to the
    PAC-10? This might help me understand the urgency and pressure to form the PAC-10.

  • rollonubears

    if we end up having a championship game every year, i think for the bears, it’s a pretty big win here. we’ve finished second on a few occassions, and were completely shut out of the bcs. this would give us an extra shot when that happens, and while it may backfire if we would have finished first, oh well, at least it’s in our hands. this deal means a little more money for the conference. more national exposure. more recruiting in utah and colorado. i feel good for utah, too. they deserve to be part of a big conference. the only thing that’s odd is that colorado/utah is in no way a natural rivalry. other than that, it’s kind of exciting.

  • Calduke

    I have no facts, inside info or intelligence,
    Something makes me think a gentlemen’s agreement was made in private that Utah and Colorado would be put in a division with USC & UCLA.