Pac-10 and Big 12 Agree on Series

The Pac-10 and Big 12 conferences have agreed on a four-year series in basketball consisting of 12 annual games between the two highly competitive leagues starting with the 2007-2008 season...

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Big 12 and Pacific-10 Conferences have 
announced an agreement to play a four-year men's basketball series 
of 12 annual games between the two leagues, starting with the 2007-08 season.

"This series of games with the Pac-10 will showcase some of the best 
college basketball in the country," Big 12 Commissioner Kevin 
Weiberg said.  "Our two conferences annually produce highly rated 
teams and multiple NCAA Tournament teams. This series will provide 
quality match-ups that will help to build the strength of our teams' 
non-conference schedules.  We are excited to have the opportunity to 
do this with the Pac-10 in a way that allows all of our teams to 

The series will continue in 2008, with games slated for December 
4-7.  The contests scheduled will be return games of the matchups 
from 2007, but may not be scheduled for the same day of the week.  
The games in the series in 2009 will be played December 3-6, 2009, 
while matchups in 2010 will be played December 2-5, 2010.

"We are pleased to make this scheduling arrangement with the Big 12 
Conference and its members," Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen 
noted.  "It will enable both conferences to provide exciting, high-
level basketball competition.  The games will spotlight college 
basketball in early December and will be excellent programming for 
our television partners.  I commend the coaches of the two 
conferences for embracing the competition which will enhance the 
power ratings of all participants."

Additional components of the series, including the name of the event,

television and sponsorship will be announced at a later date.


Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007
Oregon at Kansas State
Oklahoma at USC

Friday, Nov. 30, 2007
Washington State at Baylor
Iowa State at Oregon State

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007
Washington at Oklahoma State
Missouri at California

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007
Arizona State at Nebraska
Stanford at Colorado
Texas at UCLA
Texas A&M at Arizona

Outside the 10-game series window
Arizona at Kansas (Sun., Nov. 25, 2007)
Stanford vs. Texas Tech (Sat., Dec. 22, 2007)
    [Neutral Site To Be Determined]

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