Report: Colorado to stay until 2012

Updated: August 24, 2010, 6:05 PM ET
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com

Before the Pac-10 becomes the Pac-12, it will apparently be the Pac-11 for a year.

With negotiations stalled over its departure penalties, Colorado is not planning to leave the Big 12 for the Pac-10 until the 2012-13 season, according to a report from the Boulder Daily Camera.

"That is our plan and that is what we are working on," athletic director Mike Bohn told the Camera on Tuesday.

Utah will join the Pac-10 in 2011.

While Colorado has officially been scheduled to leave the Big 12 in 2012, per its announcement of changing conference affiliation in June, it was considered likely the Buffaloes would negotiate an early departure that would coincide with Nebraska's leaving the Big 12 for the Big Ten.

It appears that Colorado and the Big 12 haven't been able to come to terms over how much the school would pay in departure penalties. Instead of forfeiting millions -- between $9 million and $14.5 million in conference distributions, according to the newspaper -- Colorado would remain in an 11-team Big 12 for one more season.

Ted Miller covers the Pac-10 for ESPN.com.

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