Texas Tech to the Pac-12
No, it isn’t going to be called the Pac-12 anymore, as you’re guessing. It’s going to be the Pac-16, and Texas Tech might be the school that benefits the most from the situation. The Red Raiders will be joining the Longhorns in their journey west. The conference will be fine with it too – you do what you need to do to get Texas. For the record, Texas Tech isn’t exactly a slouch either when it comes to program revenue.
Back in 2011, ESPN reported that Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were exploring the idea of joining up with the Pac-10 to create a superconference. So we already know that the Pac-12 is fine with the idea of bringing in both the Longhorns and the Red Raiders. This time around, however, it’s going to be a different foursome on the table.
Texas, Texas Tech, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State and two other schools will make up the new Pac-16 South. Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Cal will represent the North.