Pac-10 commissioner says no decisions imminent on expansion


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Pacific 10 Commissioner Larry Scott knocked down an interesting internet report Thursday that claimed the conference was poised to extend offers to six Big 12 schools: Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Colorado

‘I’ve just seen the piece,’ Scott said in an e-mail ‘No decisions made, No offers extended. We meet this weekend and I’m not anticipating any definitive decisions coming out. Still exploring lots of interesting options for the Pac-10.’


Pac-10 officials are meeting this weekend in San Francisco and expansion will certainly be a hot topic of discussion as conferences scramble for contingency plans in advance of an expected big shakeup in the Big Ten.

Scott said at April’s BCS meetings in Phoenix that the Pac-10 probably would decide on whether it wanted to expand by the end of this year in advance of renegotiating the league’s television contracts that run through the 2011-12 season.

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said at the recent BCS meetings that no decision on conference expansion in his league would come before next December. That hasn’t stopped schools and conferences from being pro-active in case the Big Ten expands to 12, 14 or 16 schools.

--Chris Dufresne