For the first time in 32 years, the Pac-10 Conference will be getting a new member as the University of Colorado accepted an invitation Thursday morning.
â€œThis is an historic moment for the Conference, as the Pac-10 is poised for tremendous growth,â€ said Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott. â€œThe 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.â€
CU-Boulder is the first school from the Big 12 to officially accept an invitation from the Pac-10, as reports surfaced last week that Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State would receive invites as early as June 7.
The earliest Colorado will play as a member of the Pac-10 is the 2012 football season, as Big 12 bylaws state a school must give two years notice before leaving the conference.
Colorado will hold an official press conference Friday at 11 a.m. MDT in Boulder announcing its decision.