Found December 13, 2011 on

From NESN:

College football conference expansion is really getting out of hand. Forget the absurdity of Boise State moving to the Big East. The Pac-12 is looking to move to China.

Sort of.

The New York Times reports conference commissioner Larry Scott (pictured) is hopeful that the conference can be playing football games in China within three-to-five years.

It's all part of Scott's aggressive push to help the conference expand its brand, and it's looking to do so in China.

According to the Times, Scott is in Beijing for a few days where he will spend his time looking to increase the conference's presence in the foreign country.

The ultimate goal appears to be to have games played in the country, as well as making the conference's cable network available.

There are already ongoing discussions about playing the Stanford-Notre Dame game in China in 2013.

"As the world shifts from a Eurocentric historical pattern to a more broad globalcentric pattern, the Pacific Basin and Pacific Rim are ever more important to who we are and where we’re going," Arizona State president Michael Crow said.

"As we've tried to push the boundaries and redefine what our conference can do for our schools in the U.S.," Scott recently said, "we're pushing boundaries to try and value the university more broadly, including their international aspirations."


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