It appears the University of Colorado will like the news when the future of the expanded Pac-12 Conference is announced Thursday at the presidents' meetings in San Francisco. Momentum is headed toward these policies, according to multiple sources around the conference:
• Colorado and Utah will join the Arizona and Los Angeles schools — Southern California and UCLA — in a South Division, with the Bay Area schools joining the Oregon and Washington schools in a North Division.
• The league will have equal revenue sharing, after a threshold is met, with concessions to the Los Angeles schools. According to The Seattle Times, the presidents will approve a proposal giving USC and UCLA $2 million more per year than the other 10 schools until the broadcast revenues reach a certain level, at which point the 12 schools would divide revenues equally.
• The inaugural football championship game will be held in the stadium of the highest-seeded division champion.
While the decisions aren't yet firm, logistics point to Thursday's meetings being little more than a rubber stamp of negotiations that have been held over the past few weeks. The presidents meet in the morning, and Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has set a late-morning news conference. http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_16382545