Condotta was walking through Washington's Hec Edmundson Pavilion on the way to a news conference with athletic director Scott Woodward, noticed the new logo painted on the gym floor and snapped a photo of it through the locked doors. A Pac-10 spokesman confirmed to me this afternoon that the photo is indeed the new logo.
My first impression of the logo is that it's neither a huge downgrade nor a huge improvement, but it's definitely symbolic of the changes first-year commissioner Larry Scott is attempting to make. Scott is considering the possibility of adding two or more teams to the conference and intends to launch a new TV network, whether jointly or in partnership with the Big 12.
The fresh look for the logo is the second such change the Pac-10 has made in the past two years. It altered the font and tone of blue of its previous logo prior to the start of the 2008 football season.