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Oklahoma State Next to Jump to Pac-10

6/10/2010 1:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are blazing a trail to the Pacific-10 Conference ... according to a source -- and leaving the future of the Big 12 Conference in serious jeopardy.

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A source in the OK State athletic department tells TMZ Sports the move is a "done deal." The Pac-10 just made it official that Colorado is also jumping off the Big 12 ship.

We're told it's "just a matter of time" before the OK State announcement is also made. It's been rumored that Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M will also join the new super conference.  Nebraska, it's widely believed, will go to the Big 10.

As for why this is all going down -- our source says "everyone wants a playoff system ... and this is the first step toward doing it."

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1.

Whokebe    

180 if true!

1413 days ago
2.

Joebob    

Please, this is not about a "play-off system".



This is about money.

1413 days ago
3.

bailey    

the whole reason why this thing started was because mizzou was sick of being second best to the southern schools and getting snubbed as far as funding. now all the southern schools joining the pac-10? wow all i can say is DISASTER!

1413 days ago
4.

BYU Grounds    

A playoff for whom? Looks like the Superconferences will be the only ones invited.

1413 days ago
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Skipper    

LOL - Stick to gossip. You obviously are clueless when it comes to sports.



OSU won't get an offer until Texas and OU are signed, sealed and delivered. OSU is completely irrelevant by itself.

1413 days ago
6.

jbmmfrie    

skipper,



So colorado is more relevant than UT AND OU? haha whatevs

1413 days ago
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Bullwinkle    

It is a done deal already for the other rumored schools. They are just not going to announce it simultaneously. Also, Skipper doesn't comprehend.

1413 days ago
8.

JoeBlow    

Skipper...



CU was offered first so that Baylor would be the odd man out. Lots of people in Texas wanted Texas, A&M, Tech and Baylor to all go to the same conference. With CU getting the offer that leaves Baylor outside looking in.



Bullwinkle...



Get ready for curveball. Lots of noise coming from Austin and College Station about the conference they are headed to. Representatives from both schools met today to discuss the Pac-10, Big 10 and SEC situations.

1413 days ago
9.

William    

May be true, but OSU would be the last of the possible choices the Pac 10 would want. Their athletic program is on a par with may of the Pac 10 schools, but except for Arizona State and possibly Washington State their academically is woefully behind the other Pac 10 schools

1413 days ago
10.

Gary    

Farewell to Texas University. How long will it take them to dominate the fudgePACers? I say they will run the place within two years. They will absolutely kill the West Coasters in football and basketball. Nice of the Big12 to send the fudgePACers the CU Buffs so they'll have one new team they can beat.

1413 days ago
11.

Dannibus    

Its about a playoff, which is about MONEY.



The NCAA can generate between 780million to 900 million per year in a televised playoff. Check out the book 'Death to the BCS'



Its all about television sets friends

1413 days ago
12.

Wade    

You guys are a little behind. Tx and Tx aTm are now looking to join the Big 10. There meeting today about it.

1413 days ago
13.

WSUCOUG    

Haha.......WSU hovers 5-7 for academics in PAC10....get your facts straight.......WSU ranks 106 in the nation.......OSU didnt even rank (Tier 3)!!!!!!1

1413 days ago
14.

Scott    

UT to the Big10? Doubtful. How many egos in that room? Penn St., Ohio St., Michigan? UT is no better than 4th in the pecking order (real or imagined)if they head for the Big10. If they go to the Pac10 they're still the top dog, especially with USC headed for the crapper.

1413 days ago
15.

Jay    

Hey Gary, what happened the when Texas played Oregon recently?

1413 days ago
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