There it is. It is indeed a done deal.
According to a press release on their official website, the Pac-10 has announced the addition of Colorado as the 11th — and probably not last — member of their conference.
“This is an historic moment for the Conference, as the Pac-10 is poised for tremendous growth. The University of Colorado is a great fit for the Conference both academically and athletically and we are incredibly excited to welcome Colorado to the Pac-10,” said Commissioner Larry Scott in a statement.
“On behalf of The University of Colorado students, faculty, alumni and fans, we are proud to accept this invitation from the Pac-10 and join the most prestigious academic and athletic conference in the nation, ” said Philip P. DiStefano, chancellor of CU-Boulder.
“The University of Colorado is a perfect match – academically and athletically – with the Pac-10,” said University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson, “our achievements and aspirations match those of the universities in the conference and we look forward to a productive relationship.”
Details such as when the Buffaloes would begin play in their new league were not revealed. A press conference will be held at Folsom Field in Colorado on Friday at 1 p.m. ET that may provide further details.
Nebraska, Texas, the conference floor’s all yours.