Canzano: San Diego State and SMU eye Pac-12
A look at the expansion conversation in the Pac-12.
On Thursday evening San Diego State athletic director J.D. Wicker spoke at a function for Aztecs football premium season-ticket holders held inside Snapdragon Stadium.
Wicker predicted at the same event a year ago that construction of the $310 million stadium would spark the most consequential year in SDSU athletics history.
“We’re almost there,” he half-joked on Thursday night, checking his wristwatch. “We have approximately 15 days left in this year so I’m hopeful we’ll finish checking those boxes.”
Several months ago I reported that the Pac-12 Conference CEO Group voted to approve “further exploration” of four universities for possible expansion. San Diego State and SMU were at the front of the line in that approved quartet, sources told me.
Where do things stand for San Diego State? Is June 30 really a deadline? What of the silence at SMU? And what do I make of the other universities that were explored by the Pac-12 for expansion?
Here’s what I know: