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Two new Pac-10 teams: Their home turfs are also a travel opportunity
Two new Pac-10 teams: Their home turfs are also a travel opportunity

The familiar symmetry of the Pacific 10 Conference is changing, and that calls for a road trip. By joining the Pac-10 in 2011, the universities of Utah and Colorado will make it the Pac-12. With that, the rhythms of USC and UCLA fans traveling to the Arizona schools, the Bay Area schools, the Oregons and the Washingtons will be transformed. (OK, so not so many fans go to Pullman, Wash., which Washington State calls home.) Call Colorado and Utah the new Mountain time schools. But they bring more to the league than athletic histories stocked with NCAA ski titles. Boulder, Colo. Colorado won a national championship in football in 1990. But NCAA violations and off-field woes have set the...

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