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Pac-10 invites on the way, with Kansas looming large on the radar

We noted a post or two below this one that Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will bolt the Big 12 for the Pac-10 once the expected invitations are extended by the new conference.

Apparently, those invites are on the way.  And they’re being hand-delivered.

According to Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News, Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott is flying to the states of Texas and Oklahoma to personally deliver invitations to his conference.

As was reported earlier, Texas A&M could be the fifth school to receive a come-hither look from the Pac-10, but remains firmly planted on the fence.  However, Carlton sheds some new light on the A&M situation with word that another member of the Big 12 could be looming very large in the background.

Per Carlton, Kansas and their storied basketball program would be moved upon quickly by the Pac-10 if A&M continues to drag its feet.  

This is the first time we are aware of that Kansas has been so concretely linked by a reputable source to a move to the Pac-10, so certainly this could be a means to push A&M to making a decision sooner rather than later.    However, Kansas has a lot to offer from both an academic and athletic standpoint so, distance aside, it would make sense that they would be an option.

And, as far as the state of the Big 12 is concerned at the end of the night?  As Public Enemy so eloquently put it: So get the morgue, embalm the goner.

True dat, Mr. Flav.  True dat.

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  1. jersey73 says: Jun 11, 2010 9:09 PM

    Will Bill Self be so vocal condemning this if Kansas goes to the Pac-10? Or will the lying bastard all of a sudden have no problem with the dismantling of the Big 12?

  2. vtsquirm says: Jun 11, 2010 9:21 PM

    OH Kansas… they say that they are sticking with K State, but if they get an invite they are gone 5 minutes later. They’d ditch KState, Iowa St. Baylor and A&M in a second.

  3. TJ says: Jun 11, 2010 9:26 PM

    Hey John. Could you do us SEC fans a favor. Please post an article while all of this mega conference crap might sound good and get them a Sweet 16 championship of there own. By the way if that’s the name they go with you heard it here first! Please note that3 different SEC teams have beaten the best from the big 10 and big 12. 3 different teams!! Oklahoma had chances and lost to Alabama and UF and Ohio State lost to LSU and UF USC can barely get out of it’s own conference. So while these conferences do get bigger. It doesn’t make them any better. They still suck!!!! Now if they started plucking LSU, Tenn etc that’d be another story. Cmon John post it no one else has!!

  4. CDrive28 says: Jun 11, 2010 9:34 PM

    I understand where you’re coming from jersey, but at this point it’s has become everyone for themselves. The writings on the wall, the Big XII is dead and has been for a while now. Time to make the best deal you can, where ever that lands you.

  5. level42 says: Jun 11, 2010 10:16 PM

    So jersey73…if KU gets an invite, Bill Self should be held accountable for “dismantling” the Big 12? Seriously? Brilliant. If there is no Big 12, what is Self supposed to say to the Pac 10…thanks, but no thanks? KU’s administration (including Self) has a responsibility to do what is best for their university.
    vtsquirm…it would be pure idiocy for KU to stick with K-State, Iowa St. or Baylor if they received an invite from another BCS conference. The same goes for the other schools if they received one. Privately, I’m confident KU officials have assured other conferences they are NOT tied to K-State or any other schools for that matter. This is every school for themselves right now.

  6. overratedgators says: Jun 11, 2010 10:43 PM

    TJ:
    blah blah blah SEC blah blah Florida blah blah LSU blah blah blah Bama blah blah blah.
    Happy?

  7. TB3 says: Jun 11, 2010 11:15 PM

    @ TJ, “Oklahoma had chances and lost to Alabama and UF”
    ’02 OU 37 Bama 27 (Brody “Slipper Hands” Croyle)
    ’03 OU 20 Bama 13
    I believe what you were thinking of was the ’03 Sugar Bowl loss to LSU 21-14.

  8. overratedgators says: Jun 11, 2010 11:36 PM

    TB,
    SEC homers never let silly things like the facts get in the way.

  9. boosie says: Jun 12, 2010 12:43 AM

    @TJ, you must be an idiot. PAC 10 has won the most NATIONAK CHAMPIONSHIPS out of any conference. ANY, yes that means your so beloved Big 10. PAc 10 gets no love, when all we do is win championships. So we are making ourselves marketable just like all the other money makers who have the big10 channel, and sec channel. pac 10 will now be nationally recognized, and in the national championship game EVERY YEAR. suck on that one.
    bring me some facts

  10. TB3 says: Jun 12, 2010 9:53 AM

    Um, Boosie. If only one team in the league is winning “championships”, you can’t really say, “all WE do is win championships.” Now if you’re speeding ahead to the inclusion of the Sooner and ‘Horns, then yes that statement MIGHT have some validity to it if my boys from Norman can get over that big bowl jinx. Otherwise, as much as I hate to admit it the SEC is on top RIGHT NOW.
    FACT:
    Texas has never won a football national title without the head coach have ties to Oklahoma.

  11. RG Earl says: Jun 12, 2010 10:23 AM

    Championships go in cycles. Recently the SEC has had success.
    Historically the PAC 10 has the most championships.
    Just not many recently.

  12. cutty240 says: Jun 12, 2010 11:17 AM

    If you want to read a great article on all of this.Go to ESPN and look at the article on Roy Kramer,who is the Godfather of the SEC.He says,and is right.At this point its everyman for himself.Let me give a little insight,my sources tell me that the SEC wants nothing to do with Texas A&M,they are wasiting there time,and better get on board with the Pac-Ten.The new man for the Pac-Ten,Mr Scott has one upped everybody in all of this.He comes from a Tennis background.He has busted all these Stuffy Bluebloods at there own game.Delany has all this Humble pie all over his face,with a little Notre Dame on the side.

  13. JP77040 says: Jun 12, 2010 6:32 PM

    Cutty,
    Actually, the SEC is probably very interested in A&M because they are in the #5 media market (Houston) in the country. This means when they renew their deal with CBS, they will get more money because CBS knows they will have one of the markets that used to belong to ABC.

  14. Lawrencehawk says: Jun 12, 2010 7:14 PM

    To jersey73 I have this to say. Bill Self, as have other coaches of the Big 12 been saying that he wants the Big 12 to stay intact, that’s true. But even he, or coaches at Baylor, Iowa State, K-STate or Iowa State all have to protect themselves if it becomes apparent that the entire southern division is likely to leave. Only a fool doesn’t have a back-up plan, and as much as the other non-sought-after Big 12 schools would much prefer the Big 12 to stay together there is no doubt in my mind that they have been testing the waters for there schools too.
    This doesn’t make Self a liar, just not an idiot.

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