Updated Report: USC and UCLA joining Big 10, essentially done
A whole new world
The constantly changing landscape of College Athletics seems to be gearing up for another change in a few years. This time affecting the PAC-12 and decades worth of rivalries and traditions.
Source: USC and UCLA are planning to leave for the Big Ten as early as 2024. Move *has not been finalized* at the highest levels of power.
Jon Wilner reported this morning that USC and UCLA are looking to join the Big 10 as early as 2024. The report was corroborated by Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated.
USC and UCLA are in negotiations to join the Big Ten conference, a source tells @SInow, confirming @wilnerhotline's report. A stunning but not all that surprising move: Teams are jockeying to get into the top two leagues of FBS - the SEC and B1G.
The biggest obstacle in such a move had long been UCLA leaving behind Cal because it meant breaking away from UC system, per sources. One Pac-12 source said they were "stunned" UCLA would make that move.
Sources: Can confirm @wilnerhotline that USC and UCLA are exploring a move to the Big Ten. The schools have been researching the move for the past few months, and the financial disparity between Big Ten revenue and projected Pac-12 revenue proved the biggest factor.
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We’ll have more news for you as it develops of the next few days
I’m just here for Kevin Durant’s next chapter in joining USC.
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