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Colorado's Exit Creates a Lane for Fresno State to Join the Pac-12
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By Bill McEwen, News Director
Published 9 months ago on
July 27, 2023

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Colorado is leaving the Pac-12, and the Big 12 is ready to welcome the Buffaloes back to the conference they left a dozen years ago.

Colorado’s board of regents voted 9-0 in a special remote meeting Thursday to approve the conference switch in 2024.

With the landscape of college athletics ever-evolving, does Colorado’s Pac-12 exit open the door for Fresno State?

Much of the college football world is speculating on the Pac-12’s next steps and, yes, Fresno State is in the discussion.

However, the candidates mentioned most often are San Diego State, SMU, and Boise State.

You can read an entire buffet of reports and opinions on the situation at this link.

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Bill McEwen,
News Director
Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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