The first Pac-10 expansion since the Arizona schools joined has been confirmed this morning: Colorado.
And when I say "more to come" I mean more on that announcement, following a press conference this morning at 10:30. And I probably also mean more schools, as the dominoes have begun falling toward a major conference shakeup that will likely end the existence of the Big 12 and make a three-time-zone superconference of the Pac-10/16.
But first things first. Here's the confirmation from the league regarding Colorado:
The Pacific-10 Conference announced today that the University of Colorado at Boulder has accepted an invitation to join the Conference as it’s 11th member, the first new member since July 1, 1978. “This is an historic moment for the Conference, as the Pac-10 is poised for tremendous growth. The University of Colorado is a great fit for the Conference both academically and athletically and we are incredibly excited to welcome Colorado to the Pac-10,” said Commissioner Larry Scott. “On behalf of The University of Colorado students, faculty, alumni and fans, we are proud to accept this invitation from the Pac-10 and join the most prestigious academic and athletic conference in the nation, “ said Philip P. DiStefano, chancellor of CU-Boulder. “The University of Colorado is a perfect match - academically and athletically - with the Pac-10,” said University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson, “our achievements and aspirations match those of the universities in the conference and we look forward to a productive relationship.”