Written by Dave Dulberg, USC blog contributor
This Friday, July 1, is a historic day, as the Pac-10 officially expands into the Pac-12 with the addition of Colorado and Utah into the conference.
Both schools add to the prestige and competitiveness of the conference. USC athletic director Pat Haden warmly welcomes both institutions.
"The Trojan family is very excited to welcome the fans, alumni, student-athletes, coaches, athletic staff and university personnel of Colorado and Utah to a fabulous conference, the Pac-12. Both Colorado and Utah are wonderful additions to our conference. They bring a rich athletic heritage to a conference that has won more national championships than any other and they have academic visions that are in line with all of our member institutions.
"We realize that this now ramps up the competition level in the Pac-12. We look forward to it, as I know the Buffs and Utes do. It's going to be one fun journey!"