Expansion talk: Could the Big XII South essentially become the Pac-16 East? Larry Scott isn't messing around.
Joey will have more on this tomorrow but I wanted to put this up...P
From ESPN Los Angeles...
Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott laid out a host of expansion scenarios to athletic directors on Friday, the first day of conference meetings here. They range from a full merger with the Big 12; to merging with six current Big 12 schools, including Texas; to adding Colorado and Utah; to the status quo, according to one athletic director.
On Sunday morning, Scott will brief the school presidents and chancellors.
Nobody here expects the conference to expand any time soon, certainly not by Sunday, the final day of the meetings. Still, the possibility of adding schools -- which could lead to a financial windfall for the conference, as well as ratchet up competition -- has several attendees excited by the possibilities.
"Larry and the Pac-10 are being very proactive. That's what I like," said Washington athletic director Scott Woodward. "We're not the bug on the windshield. We're kind of driving the bus."
Larry Scott knows how to turn a buck!
I like his aggressiveness. Even if it doesn't go down I like the fact that he is going for it all in trying to significantly increase the Pac-10's exposure.
It will be interesting to see how things shake out.