Wednesday, June 16, 2010

12-Pac, Utah To Accept Offer From Pac 10

It looks like the Pac 10 Conference is set to make it a 12 pac. The University of Utah board of trustees will meet Thursday afternoon and the only item on the agenda is "Discussion of Athletic conferences."

It is expected that Utah will accept and invitation to join the Pac 10 Conference and become Colorado's travel partner.

A news conference will follow the board meeting.

The Associated Press is reporting that the Pac-10 formally invited the Utes to join the conference Wednesday. Officials from the University of Utah didn't say whether that invitation would be immediately accepted.

Tuesday reported that on Monday the University of Utah informed the Mountain West Conference that the University intended on leaving the conference.

The Pac-10 turned it's attention to Utah after its botched attempt to convince Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to "go west".

While Utah doesn't bring the cache the Texas & Oklahoma schools did the Utes have been impressive the last 10 years going 6-0 in bowl games, 2-0 in the BCS. Utah does deliver the Salt Lake City TV market which is market 31.

Those of us at the OSG HQ believe Utah can't lose. The Mountain West Conference will get a BCS automatic bid soon though joining the Pac 10 is automatic BCS. What Utah has to come to grips with is whether its worth it to end their rivalry with BYU. It's one of the best in college football. Changing conferences will increase the bank account and as we have seen that's what matters most.

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