Pac 12 Football Expansion:
More Talk on Pac 12 Football expansion and the very first could drop as early as tomorrow.
• Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: Realignment update (Pac-12 CEOs don’t want to expand): If massive realignment occurs with the Oklahoma schools, Texas and TTU joining the Pac-12 … and with A&M and Missouri headed to the SEC … then Kansas probably goes to the Big East, likely in tandem with Kansas State. The Big 12 schools in the biggest trouble would be Baylor buy Flomax online and Iowa State.
• More Wilner on Twitter: Sources: Pac-12 probably would take the Oklahoma schools even if Texas is off the table.
• Andy Staples, SI.com: A&M domino could fall Wednesday; then tilt-a-whirl really begins: The Pac-12, which has received interest from Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, does not want to make the first move. After last year’s drama, when Commissioner Larry Scott‘s league was the aggressor, the Pac-12 has been happy to sit back and look forward to the day its 12-year, $3 billion media rights deal kicks in.
• Pete Thamel, NY Times: The Key Player in the Pac-12’s Expansion Outlook: It’s Texas, Again: So if Texas were to go, Texas Tech — which is expected to follow the Longhorns like Oklahoma State is expected to follow Oklahoma — would have to be folded into the Longhorn cialis without prescription Network. That puts some of the onus of Texas’ going to the Pac-12 on ESPN, which again finds itself in the uncomfortable situation, at least journalistically, of affecting and covering college sports.
• Travis Haney, The Oklahoman: When the stars (re)align: Things still progressing toward Pac-16: Picture it: The Pac-12 welcomes four new members on Friday afternoon. All anyone’s talking about this weekend is OU, OSU, UT and TT, regardless of who’s playing. (Who is playing? Bama-PSU? UGA-So. Car.? It’s not a big week, truthfully. The Thursday night game is the best game I saw on the docket.)
• Kevin Lyttle, Austin Statesman: Big 12 or not, Mack Brown confident about UT’s future: The popular line of thinking right now is that Texas, Texas Tech and the Oklahoma schools could juice up a Pac-16.Missouri seems attractive enough to end up in an expanded Big Ten or SEC. That would leave the Kansas schools, Iowa State and Baylor scrambling for a good landing spot.
• John Henderson, The Denver Post: CU president leery of Pac-12 adding more teams: How Scott accommodates Texas, particularly with the Pac-12′s four new regional networks, may be a key to whether the Pac-12 becomes the Pac-16. “Look at the whole Texas funding,” Benson said. “Boulder’s (athletic) budget was $48 million before the new contract. Texas was $122 million and maybe that’s a year old. That’s before they got the bigger (TV) contract.”