Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott has just confirmed that Colorado has accepted admission into the conference, it's first new member since 1978.
"Let me just start by expressing my excitement on behalf of the whole Pac-10 Conference and all of our members at having received the acceptance to our invitation to the University of Colorado to join the Pac-10," he said at a brief conference call this morning.
"This is a very historic day for the conference. We have not added a new member since 1978 when Arizona and Arizona State joined our conference. This is the dawning of a new day for the Pac-10. We've been going through a very deliberate process working very closely with our presidents and chancellors about the future of the Pac-10. There's a lot of excitement and enthusiasm about our prospects going forward including with the addition of new members, and we're thrilled that Colorado is joining us.
"As a result of the exhaustive process that we've been going through, I couldn't think of a school that is a better fit athletically as well as academically, and on a lot of different levels. This is a very exciting time, we've gotten a lot of great feedback internally."
Technical difficulties prevented any questions of Scott or Colorado officials. Those are being worked out and more information will follow.