It’s a done deal.
The University of Colorado will announce at an 11 a.m. Friday press conference that the school will leave the Big 12 and join the Pac-10.
Multiple sources confirmed the deal to the Camera early Thursday, and league officials are scheduled to be in Boulder on Friday for the announcement.
The new league will have at least 12 teams, and likely 16. Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are also still on the Pac-10’s docket, and most observers believe those schools are also ready to make the move to West Coast-based conference. The expanded conference would likely debut in time for the 2012 football season.
Colorado officials have spent the week working behind the scenes to make sure the school was part of the Pac-10’s expansion plans. The deal was finalized Wednesday after CU’s board of regents gave athletic director Mike Bohn the go-ahead to secure an invitation at a meeting Tuesday night in Denver.
Done deal: Buffs to announce Pac-10 membership Friday (Daily Camera)
UPDATE: Pac 10 confirms it
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