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USC and UCLA’s decision to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten beginning in 2024 created a seismic shift in the conference of champions, forcing other member schools to question their athletic future.


Sports >  NCAA

Everything you need to know about USC and UCLA’s move to the Big Ten

UPDATED: Sat., July 2, 2022

College sports experienced another seismic shift Thursday when the Big Ten announced that it was adding USC and UCLA to its ranks, starting in 2024. A conference that once was the domain of flinty Midwesterners will soon become a bicoastal affair, and the aftershocks of such a move are nowhere close to being over.
Sports >  UW football

Commentary: Key to ensuring Washington State’s viability would be for lawmakers to keep UW, WSU aligned

UPDATED: Fri., July 1, 2022

There are only so many spots on the Big Ten lifeboat, and UW cannot afford to advocate for its traditional rivals. WSU, on the other hand, needs to hold its instate partner institution close and not let it get away. Rivalry aside, WSU’s ability to align with UW and partner for conference membership (and television deals) is its most significant chit.