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Is Colorado the best fit for the Pac-10?

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  1. RSSBot

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    [​IMG]Colorado moving to the Pac-10 is little more than speculation right now. But the Denver Post's John Henderson is reading between the lines a little bit and the move seems to make a lot of sense.
    "Looking at it from a business perspective, first and foremost, what's going to add value: TV, a football championship game," [Pac-10 commissioner Larry] Scott said in a phone interview. "But there does need to be compatibility to our conference, and of paramount importance is academic compatibility. But there are other important issues such as athletic compatibility and geographic compatibility when you look at costs.

    "This isn't just football."​
    Now consider the following factors:

    • Colorado would bring the Denver TV market with it.
    • Colorado is a member of the Association of American Universities with UCLA, USC, Cal and Washington.
    • Colorado faculty members have more joint research projects with Pac-10 schools than with Big 12 schools.
    • Colorado's biggest alumni base outside of Colorado: California.

    That's sound math.

    Henderson takes a nice, wide look at the issue and makes a convincing case for Colorado as the next member of the Pac-10, only adding fuel to the slowly building fire of conference realignment.

    He also notes that the Pac-10 hired Scott after he acquired an $88 million sponsorship deal with Sony Ericsson for women's tennis and the largest television contract in the history of the sport.

    He'll be looking to do something similar with the conference, and he's assembled a team to help him do it. It makes sense for Colorado to become part of those plans.

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  2. Idot Buff

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    Check out the comments at the bottom of the article.....
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Love how CSU fan has to chime in multiple times. I guess he gets tired talking to himself when it's a Ram article.
     
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    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    I liked the comment that CU has never been known as an academic institution. Mentioned OU and NU being better. :rofl2: God we can't get to the PAC 10 fast enough.
     
  5. Idot Buff

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    Imagine yourself living among these idiots....welcome to my world.
     
  6. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    I just ran across this little gem of a photo coming out of one of the Texas A&M programs. They stole Ralphie!

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    That ****ing makes my blood boil, just to see it.
     
  8. Idot Buff

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    Hard to tell what that really is....perhaps it is the Aggie homecoming queen making her grand entrance.
     
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    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    To think A&M a trade mark on "12th man!" Screw that. In light of this picture, cracks about the bonfire are no longer off limits.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Do they still do that after those kids died in the mid/late 90s? I was living in Houston at the time. Bonfire was typical stupid Texas crap (got to be bigger every year) and it was really over the top back then. Really sad what happened.
     
  11. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    West Texas A&M, Canyon Texas. Formerly West Texas State, West Texas Normal College. NCAA Div2 Lonestar Conference. ~8,000 students. Ryan Leaf ended up as a QB coach at WT before being let go for personal reasons.

    Yes, they are called "The Buffs"

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  12. chipwich

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    and sadly they had a buffalo mascot before CU did. [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif] [/FONT]
     
  13. Junction

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    Doesn't count. They had a D-II Buffalo.... :smile2:
     

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