EDIT – Holy shit:
USC and UCLA's move to the Big Ten is all but wrapped up, sources tell @TheAthletic.
Could be an announcement today.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) June 30, 2022
Let’s get it back to college sports:
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 (@wilnerhotline) June 30, 2022
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.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) June 30, 2022
This is the dumbest shit ever. UCLA and USC are in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is not a Big 10 town. These are not Midwest teams. I know money rules college sports but can we at least have some geographical boundaries here that make sense? This is worse than when TCU was gonna join the Big East and also worse than Texas and Oklahoma going to the SEC.
I guess we just have to admit to ourselves that big super conferences are the future. “This is the way,” as the Mandalorians would say. The SEC expanded to 16 and the Big 10 currently has 14, so adding the LA teams would also bring them to 16. Then the PAC 12 goes and raids the WAC or some shit just like the Big 12 went to the American for UCF, Cincy, and Houston.
This is what your new-look Big 10 would look like:
- Michigan State
- Ohio State
- Penn State
So much for that “alliance” between the PAC 12, Big 10, and ACC. What about the Rose Bowl? What does Notre Dame do now? This shit never ends. I hate conference realignment. Serenity now!