Inside the Pac-12

June 10, 2010 3:56 PM

Colorado Joins The Pac Ten

Rumors have been swirling over the last few weeks about certain teams leaving the Big 12 and joining the Big Ten or Pac Ten. Now one of the teams involved in the rumors has officially accepted an invitation to the Pac Ten Conference. According to the Pac Ten website ( commissioner Larry Scott stated,"The University of Colorado is a great fit for the Conference both academically and athletically and we are incredibly excited to welcome Colorado to the Pac 10." The world of college football is waiting to see if Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma make the same decision as Colorado. Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe released a statement saying that he is working tirelessly to keep the Big 12 conference together. The only way that could be done is by keeping the ten remaining schools or adding an additional two schools to the conference.

The Colorado Buffaloes have been down the last few years, but they have a storied football history. The Buffaloes won the National Championship in 1990. The last time Colorado went to a BCS game was the 2001 Fiesta Bowl against Oregon. This could be Dan Hawkins last year as the Colorado head coach if he can't lead them to a Bowl game this season. Colorado is coming off a 3-9 season, but they return 17 starters this season. Their OOC games are @ California, Hawaii and Georgia travel to Boulder. A Bowl game is not out of the question for the Buffaloes in 2010.

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