As I type this, Big XII Commissioner Dan Beebe is wandering around the offices of the Big XII, loading up office supplies and rolodexes in a cardboard box. Colorado has made it official and announced they will be joining the PAC-10.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--The Pacific-10 Conference announced today that the University of Colorado at Boulder has accepted an invitation to join the Conference as its 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.
Rumors are flying that Oklahoma and Texas Tech could make a similar announcement at any time. Ding-Dong, the Big XII is dead, and this party is just getting started.