Wash. AD confirms ‘full merger’ of Pac-10/Big 12 is on the table
And now there are two.
Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn created quite the splash Thursday night by seemingly giving legs to a report that has the Pac-10 at least thinking of plucking six teams from the Big 12.
Now, a fellow athletic director has confirmed that a raid of the Big 12 by the Pac-10 is certainly an 800-pound gorilla jumping up and down on the table.
In a conversation with Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Washington AD Scott Woodward intimated that anything and everything is up for discussion when it comes to the future of the conference, up to and including “a full merger” with the Big 12.
“There is an enormous amount of speculation about conference expansion right now and I think with the Pac-10 that anything is possible, all the way from remaining with the status quo, where we are today, to a full merger with the Big 12 and anything in between,’' Woodward told the Times. “All possibilities are viable and open for discussion.”
The Pac-10’s annual spring meetings are set to commence Friday morning and run through Sunday. Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe and assorted conference presidents/chancellors are scheduled to conclude their round of spring meetings and meet with the media.
Well, so much for a nice, leisurely summer weekend. Thanks fellas. My golf game -- or lack thereof -- appreciates it.