As a fan of both Baylor and the PAC-10, the rumor I read yesterday could not have made me more excited. IF Nebraska and Missouri choose to leave the Big XII to go to the Big Ten conference, the four Texas schools (Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Baylor) along with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State could potentially move to the PAC-10. Early reports included Colorado going to the PAC-10, but Texas legislatures wouldn’t let Texas and Texas A&M leave without Texas Tech and Baylor (that’s how those two schools even made it into the Big XII).
I am certainly not holding my breath, but I would love to have Baylor coming out to L.A. every year to play either USC or UCLA!
Here is an excerpt from a letter sent to Baylor alumni:
“As the Dallas Morning News noted this morning, Baylor student-athletes have excelled in the Big 12, helping lead the conference both athletically and academically. Here are just a few examples of Baylor’s success:
- Over the last seven years, only Texas and Texas A&M have won more Big 12 titles than Baylor.
- In 2009-10, Baylor set a school record for the second year in a row as 15 of the school’s 18 varsity teams played in the postseason.
- Academically, Baylor student-athletes have led the conference in graduation rate five times and finished second three times in the Big 12’s 14 seasons, earning special recognition from the NCAA in three of the past five seasons.
- As Judge Starr noted in his letter, Baylor ranks fourth among Big 12 schools in the latest U.S. News rankings.”