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Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:16 pm
Edited on: September 20, 2011 11:17 pm
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Posted by Chip Patterson

A day after official Board of Regents meetings at Texas and Oklahoma had many believing the Red River rivals would head west, the Pac-12 announced they had other plans regarding membership. The following is the official statement from the Pac-12 regarding conference expansion, in which they state their plans to remain at 12 members.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- In light of the widespread speculation about potential scenarios for Conference re-alignment, the Pac-12 Presidents and Chancellors have affirmed their decision to remain a 12-team conference. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said, “after careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference. While we have great respect for all of the institutions that have contacted us, and certain expansion proposals were financially attractive, we have a strong conference structure and culture of equality that we are committed to preserve. With new landmark TV agreements and plans to launch our innovative television networks, we are going to focus solely on these great assets, our strong heritage and the bright future in front of us.””

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 8:56 am
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

I think the LHN argument is a load of BS used by all of the schools to justify their position to either go to another conference which they feel is more lucrative or used as a negotiation point to level conference revenue sharing.     Here's why I'm calling BS on all of the whiners:
1) The LHN is on very few cable systems, and those are in Texas and on Premium Packages
2) If the LHN is such a BIG advantage for Texas, why doesn't YOUR school make it's OWN NETWORK!
3) Outside of a football game between Texas and SW Nowhere St which ESPN/ABC or Fox won't pick-up, would you really watch the LHN to see Texas volleyball?   Gymnastics?   The Coach Mack Show?   
      
; -Yes, there will be High School Football, but do you think that whether it airs on Fox, ESPN, or the LHN that is actually going to influence a player to sign with Texas?   
4) Fox already has several "Big 12" focused shows - for each team review and also a summary show, and coaching shows, etc.   How many of you are busting down the door to watch those OF ALL 10 COACHES?

BTW - I didn't go to Texas, but it seems everyone is piling on just like they did when Notre Dame signed the NBC deal.   I don't hear too many people complaining about that now and did that really help Notre Dame?   1 Championship in 1988; the 90's were okay, and Notre Dame has almost been irrelevant the last decade.

Sorry-I just find it negotiation point only; $300 million poorly spent dollars by ESPN which obviously has more money than sense sometimes, the TAMU Aggies STILL whining about Texas for the 70th odd years; and a bunch of complainers that are doing nothing but complaining rather than actually doing something about it or recognizing what it really is - myoptic programming that only UT Alumni MAY watch.     
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I spoken with several and they personally don't care other than to get to watch the Longhorn game when NOT on ESPN/ABC, etc.   So completely blown out of proportion...



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Since: Jun 21, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 9:54 pm
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Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

Basketball that is!




Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

They wanna go somewhere, Come to SEC< would love to beat Louisville more than once per!!!! hehehe


KENTUCKY that is.



Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 6:07 pm
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

I approve.



Since: Oct 9, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

Look at the Pac 12 becoming the voice of reason!  I love the politically correct statement issued by Scott.  I wish he would have just came out and said "we can't do this because Texas is refusing to share any of the revenue it is generating from a network that no one carries." 



Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

 In light of the widespread speculationabout potential scenarios for Conference re-alignment, the Pac-12 Presidents and Chancellors have affirmed their decision to remain a 12-team conference. Pac-12 Commissioner LarryScott said, “after careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference. While we have great respect for all of the institutions that have contacted us, and certain expansion proposals were financially attractive, we have a strong conference structure and culture of equality that we are committed to preserve. With new landmark TV agreements and plans to launch our innovative television networks, we are going to focus solely on these great assets, our strong heritage and the bright future in front of us

See, when you break his message down "prison-letter-style" it all makes sense.



Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

I am very happy that the Pac-12 maintains the status quo.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

Everyone acts like Texas has some reason to share its revenue.  Texas could always play the role of Notre Dame (football only) and decide to go truly independent.  What - is Oklahoma going to refuse to play them annually?  Texas could schedule games with OU, Texas Tech, and Okla State, and be free to have Ohio State, USC and the SEC team of their choice on their schedule EVERY year.

Its capitalism.  It is the way the world works.  I love it. 




Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Pac-12 will not expand in conference realignment

When you are correcting somebody you should at least spell correctly.  Moron!!



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