Thursday, June 10, 2010

CU Joins the Pac-10

The rumors have been swirling around Boulder for over a week, but now it's official. From a general e-mail sent out all CU students today "on Friday, June 11 at 11 a.m. MDT, the University of Colorado will hold a press conference to formally announce that CU will accept an invitation to join the Pac-10 Conference." If you want more on the athletics end of things, I recommend checking in with Dr. Saturday.

However this is more than simply an athletic move. Conference affiliation carries considerable weight in academic circles too and the Pac-10 schools are on average much better academically than the Big-12 schools (sorry Baylor) with which CU was previously affiliated. CU has been pushing upward in various rankings, both undergraduate and graduate, for the better part of the last 20 years. Here's to hoping this continues CU's rise to prominance.

And as a side benefit, perhaps I'll get to see Oregon or Oregon State play in the stadium I see out my window everyday, as shown in the helpfully annotated image below.


  1. Nick, congratulations. I think this may be a good thing. I don't know if you know this but the Pac-10 may become a Pac-16. That would be crazy.

    Oh well. Now if we could just get Boise St. to join BYU and Utah in the MWC.

  2. Joe,

    It looks like the Pac-16 is going to happen. Nebraska is already on their way out of the Big 12. Probably Nebraska and Missouri will join the Big 10 and Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State will join the Pac-10 or Pac-16 or whatever they decide to call it when they are done.

  3. Speaking of sports, did you hear about USC? Holy cow!


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