Oregon Ducks May Decide To Stay As Pac-12 Meets to Sign Grant Of Rights, Reports.

By 750 The Game Staff

Late Thursday night, the fate of the Pac-12 Conference looked bleak.

The University of Arizona was reportedly set on joining the Big 12, leaving the Pac with eight remaining teams, and all eyes on the University of Oregon, who reportedly were on the verge of joining the Big Ten Conference along with Washington.

Friday morning, however, tides began to turn. The Pac-12 was set to have a scheduled meeting to sign its grant of rights and keep the remaining schools together. Oregon and Washington were expected to participate with the remaining schools, per our own John Canzano.

Additional reports began to surface early Friday morning that the optimism in the Pac-12 was real, and the previously reported interest in the Big Ten inviting Oregon and Washington had started to wane.

The Pac-12 CEO group was set to meet at 7:00 a.m. Friday morning, with Oregon serving as the leader to keep the conference together.

What initially seemed a lost cause, the Pac-12 Conference may, in the end, keep its eight remaining schools, thanks to Oregon’s decision to stay. Signing the new media rights deal and then expansion will be on the agenda next.

It remains to be seen if the Arizona Board of Regents will allow the University of Arizona to go to the Big 12 alone with Arizona State, or if the two schools have to stay together in the Pac-12 Conference.

Don’t miss John Canzano deliver the Bald Faced Truth 3-6 p.m. for the latest news and reaction to the Pac-12 Conference reportedly staying together as Oregon decides not to leave for the Big Ten.