• Is it possible there is an Oregon connection to Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott's hiring and then seeing him jet around the Midwest trying to finalize a historic 16 team mega conference? John Canzano lays it all out in this story and it is a really good read, check it out.
• As the Big 12 teeters on the precipice of extinction, Missouri is making a last ditch effort to keep the remaining 10 teams unified. Needless to say, too little, too late (IMO)...
• Now that we are getting closer to finalize all the deal making this Arizona Daily Star story lays out the new look Pac-10/12/16. It definitely won't be your father's Pac-10.
"This is the dawning of a new day for the Pac-10," [Larry] Scott said after adding Colorado. "There's a lot of excitement and enthusiasm about our prospects going forward, including with the addition of new members."
Scott says he wants a name that will "reflect the membership," and if the other conference leaders agree, that means both the "Pac" and the "10" will go.
But whatever happens, the Pac-10 will never be the same in name, structure or culture.