Utah set to become 12th member of Pacific 10 Conference
The Pacific 10 Conference on Wednesday officially extended Utah an invitation to become the 12th member of the conference.
The formal announcement will come at a news conference scheduled for Thursday at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Utah's campus.
Utah became the prime target for the Pac-10 after Texas pulled out of a mega-deal Monday to join forces to become the Pac-16. Utah would not have been part of those expansion plans.
Utah joins Colorado in the 12-member Pac-10. The Buffaloes accepted an invitation last week.
The conference probably will divide into two, six-team divisions in football and play a conference title game beginning in 2012.