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Super shake up of the Pac 10 Big 12 Merger




Edsbs.com Just posted a piece you can find here. That cites Chip Brown from orangebloods.com which you can find here but I believe its behind a pay wall. That says

" [T]he Pac-10, which has its meetings in San Francisco starting this weekend, is prepared to make a bold move and invite Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Colorado to join its league, according to multiple sources close to the situation.Left out would be Iowa State, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska and Missouri"

"The six teams from the Big 12 would be in an eight-team division with Arizona and Arizona State. The other eight-team division would consist of USC, UCLA, Cal, Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State.

The thought is the Big 16 (or whatever they decide for the name) would start its own television network that could command premium subscriber dollars from cable providers on par with the Big Ten Network and pay out upwards of $20 million to each of the 16 schools in TV revenue.

Such a merger between the six Big 12 schools and the Pac-10 would build a conference with seven of the country's top 20 TV markets (Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle and Sacramento)."

That sounds huge. How much I believe this is debatable but it sounds like it could happen. If we (the SEC) want Texas how much of a bidding war do we get in. It also sounds like the Pac 10 is trying to up the Big 10's thunder. The Big 10 seems to be taking their time and the Pac 10 might strike first and push everyone else's hand.

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