Pac-10 Conference Ponders Expansion

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Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott Tuesday revealed that the league would have “serious analysis and serious evaluations” in the next 6-to-12 months to expand the league.

It would be the first time the Pac-10 added a team in 30 years. The primary reason for an addition is that the league’s TV deal expires at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year.

So which team will the Pac-10 add? An initial report has Utah leaving the Mountain West conference. Some wonder if it should be Boise State, which has been the darling of the BCS the past couple of seasons.

Lorenzo Romar, head coach for the Washington Huskies, told the Seattle Times he would be for expansion if it’s done the right way.

First it was the Big Ten, and now the Pac-10 is thinking about expanding. Of course money is the issue here, but there is always a trickle down effect when one schools bolts a conference. The conference that loses a school then has to replace that school. That might come from a mid-major conference, making one of those league weaker. And if it’s one thing the mid-majors can’t afford right now is lose good teams.

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