The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2023.05.31



Congrats to rush linebacker Bryce Ramirez who was awarded the #3 jersey, who is given to the player who best represents the Brand and in honor of Luke Siegel. This is the perfect choice, congrats to Bryce on the honor!

CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodds reports that that Colorado has been in substantive talks with the Big 12 according to a source. I don’t think this is a surprise to anyone:

While a move out of the Pac-12 is not assured, Colorado is performing due diligence to determine whether to return to the conference it once called home. The Buffaloes, like the rest of the Pac-12, remain in wait-and-see mode regarding a new media rights deal that has yet to be solidified.

Colorado and the Big 12 have met face-to-face while involved in consistent talks over a period several months, according to multiple sources. It was made clear that a move to the Big 12 would not be made without the support of football coach Deion Sanders.

CU’s rumored Big 12 interest was the talk of the Fiesta Summit earlier this month in Scottsdale, Arizona, with several sources speculating in the hallways. It became more public last week when the Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel reported, “Colorado is ready to commit joining the Big 12 ‘soon.'”

The other part of this equation is that it is most likely than not that in addition to a possible addition of Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State, and Utah, but Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark wants to make the Big 12 a basketball league as well as a league that spans 4 time zones, and the conversations with UConn, Gonzaga, and any other “basketball only” programs are part of the plan. I tend to think that these are independent of each other, but you never know.


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