The Pac 10 is no more; long live the Pac 12. Today, July1, the athletic conference officially welcomed two new member schools, Colorado and Utah, pushing the league total to a dozen universities. The conference last expanded in 1978, when Arizona and Arizona State came aboard and joined California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State.
“This is a very exciting day and a historic moment for our conference, for college athletics and for Colorado and Utah,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. “Our conference was built on a pioneering spirit and through innovation that has contributed to some of the most valuable advancements in this country and the world. Colorado and Utah share those core values and instantly enhance the strength of our conference both academically and athletically.”