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Pac-10 to Become Less Pac-y, More Bigger?

Posted By Jill Cowan On Jun 7, 2010 @ 1:23 pm In Sports | Comments Disabled

As of now, it’s mostly all gossip and speculation but we hear tell [1] that there may be a big time (more like Big 12 time) expansion in our, uh, beloved athletic conference’s future [2].  And the not-so-big surprise is that its motivations would be primarily financial. We know, you’re shocked, right?

It looks like the Pac-10 is considering extending an exclusive invite to six schools from the Big 12 to join the cool kids’ table … and a potentially lucrative TV network that would show all PacBig 10+6 conference sports, all the time. Or something similar that’s apparently code for “Cha-ching!”

We don’t know what people in Texas or Missouri (which sources tell us is not actually anywhere near the Pacific seaboard) think about this, but reading about it even for us California folk feels like reading about a vaguely tragic corporate buyout. On the other hand, if it makes money for our much maligned athletics department, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad. Then again, we don’t know what we’re talking about. Any sports buffs out there have big ideas on the matter?

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Exclusive: Pac-10 set to invite six from Big 12 [Orangebloods.com [2]], via the Daily Cal’s Sports Desk Twitter [1]. (Follow it, woo!)

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[1] we hear tell: http://twitter.com/dailycalsports

[2] athletic conference’s future: http://texas.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1090747

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