USC, UCLA leaving Pac-12, joining Big Ten in 2024

Published:Mar 8, 202419:56
USC, UCLA leaving Pac-12, joining Big Ten in 2024

USC and UCLA are formally leaving the Pac-12 for the Massive Ten in 2024.

The 2 colleges confirmed the transfer Thursday.

"In the end, the Massive Ten is the very best residence for USC and Trojan athletics as we transfer into the brand new world of collegiate sports activities," USC athletic director Mike Bohn said. "We're excited that our values align with the league's member establishments. We additionally will profit from the soundness and energy of the convention; the athletic caliber of Massive Ten establishments; the elevated visibility, publicity, and assets the convention will deliver our student-athletes and packages; and the power to develop engagement with our passionate alumni nationwide."

UCLA chancellor Gene Block and AD Martin Jarmond released a joint message, together with the next: "For the previous century, selections about UCLA Athletics have at all times been guided by what's greatest for our student-athletes, before everything, and our followers. Our storied athletics program, based mostly in one of many greatest media markets within the nation, has at all times had distinctive alternatives and confronted distinctive challenges. In recent times, nonetheless, seismic modifications in collegiate athletics have made us consider how greatest to help our student-athletes as we transfer ahead. After cautious consideration and considerate deliberation, UCLA has determined to go away the Pac-12 Convention and be part of the Massive Ten Convention initially of the 2024–25 season."

The defection will embody all athletic groups apart from besides seaside volleyball, males's volleyball and males's and ladies's water polo, according to the Los Angeles Times.

USC and UCLA to the Massive Ten? RJ Younger reacts to reviews

USC and UCLA to the Big Ten? RJ Young reacts to reports

FOX Sports activities' RJ Younger reacts to the information that the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins could possibly be leaving the Pac-12 for the Massive Ten as early as 2024. RJ breaks down what this implies for faculty soccer.

Dropping USC and UCLA is a significant blow for a Pac-12 Convention that is battled for faculty soccer relevancy for a number of years in a Energy 5 panorama dominated by the SEC and Massive Ten. Final July, Massive 12 powers Texas and Oklahoma formally accepted invites to affix the SEC in 2025.

The Pac-12 hasn't despatched a staff to the School Soccer Playoff because the 2016 Washington Huskies.

Each Los Angeles-area colleges have reportedly been digging into the monetary and logistical features of the shake-up in current weeks. 

"Whereas funds performed an enormous position within the transfer, competitiveness, model and the general panorama of the way forward for the game performed an even bigger position," ESPN reported.

The Pac-12 introduced in simply $341 million in income final 12 months and distributed solely $19.8 million per college in fiscal 12 months 2021, which was by far the least amongst Energy 5 conferences. The Massive Ten divvied up $680 million to its member colleges in the identical fiscal 12 months. Furthermore, the Massive Ten is projected to pay every program roughly $100 million by the top of the last decade, whereas the Pac-12 is projected at lower than $60 million per college.

USC and UCLA additionally slot in with the Massive Ten’s educational profile, as each colleges are among the many nation's prime analysis universities. Nebraska is the one Massive Ten college that is not a member of the Affiliation of American Universities.

Colin Cowherd reacted to the large information from an airport in Miami.

"It makes lots of sense.," he stated. "As soon as Texas and Oklahoma introduced they had been transferring to the SEC, the Massive Ten wanted a counterpunch. That is it. … I feel for USC and UCLA, too usually their video games really feel small and regional.

"I get the transfer. I feel there's lots of winners.'

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