According to Brett McMurphy, Colorado is leaving the Pac 12 and joining the Big 12. Colorado has decided that leaving the Pac-12 for the Big 12 is the best move forward for the school.
After the board of directors approve the move to the conference, Colorado officials will formally apply for membership in the Big 12, according to reports.
This is big news, because it opens up recruiting heavily for Texas and Florida for Deion Sanders and also lands them money from a television deal. The school is set to receive around 32 million dollars in revenue sharing from the Big 12, once the new media deal kicks in.
With USC and UCLA leaving, the PAC 12 is in shambles. Could Oregon be the next team to leave and join the Big 12?
The PAC 12’s inability to land a new media deal was finally hit with major consequences. Right now Oregon is the biggest school in the Pac 12 and with Colorado leaving, I would not be shocked if Oregon is in on the move. 24/7 Sports reporter Jason Scheer reported that there is another school in the Pac-12 beyond the rumored four corners that will surprise people and is serious contemplating a jump to the Big 12.
If Oregon does in fact make the jump the Big 12 could be in a really nice situation. Adding Colorado and Oregon would be massive for the Big 12.