If reports are correct, it's all over; TTU headed to Pac-10

By Pete Christy | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – If reports from a thousand miles away are right then get ready for a huge change in Texas Tech football, and all other sports.

Media reports including ESPN say Nebraska will leave the Big 12 and go the Big 10. If so, KCBD NewsChannel 11 sources at Texas Tech say a move to the Pac-10 is all but a done deal.  The Pac-10 has invited Texas Tech, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Colorado -leaving Baylor out in the cold but that's a whole other story.

The invite would likely have been ignored if Nebraska wanted to stay, but without Nebraska the Big 12 is unraveling fast.

For Texas Tech, the changes will go beyond sports; it would enhance Tech's national recognition and maybe even its ability to become a tier one school

A move to the Pac-10 would mean more than double the TV revenue for TTU, and Tech could get regular TV exposure in some of the nation's largest markets such as Los Angeles.  That means more donations, and more recruiting of top students & top professors.  It's just huge all around.

Wednesday evening, KCBD NewscCannel 11 caught up with Red Raider baseball coach Dan Spencer who said, "They didn't ask me if we wanted to move into the PAC 10 so, I'll do what I'm told. I think it would be great to be in that league."

"There would be some trepidation leaving the power league we're in, but if you have to go somewhere the Pac-10 is a good place to go," Spencer added.

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