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ACC protected from realignment by grant of rights, but for how long?

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
It is “inescapable that the next moves in conference realignment could potentially sink the ACC” following USC and UCLA’s move to the Big Ten, according to Mike Barber of the RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH. The ACC has a “grant-of-rights deal in place through the 2035-36 season that guarantees, essentially, that even...

What role did Fox Sports play in getting USC, UCLA to join Big Ten?

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
Fox Sports could have been one of the major players in getting USC and UCLA to join the Big Ten, as it is “reasonable to presume that this is Fox’ counterweight to ESPN getting the SEC with Texas and Oklahoma,” according to the San Jose Mercury News’...

Big Ten's Warren gets needed win with addition of USC, UCLA

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
The unanimity of Thursday’s vote to bring USC and UCLA into the Big Ten “will be a win” for Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, according to Zach Osterman of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Warren’s first two years in the job “have not always been smooth.” However, the “seamlessness with which...

Big Ten, SEC separating themselves even more from other conferences

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
The Big Ten’s move to add USC and UCLA “feels like the last dam has broken” in the college sports landscape, as the Power 5 conferences are “rapidly splintering into the Power 2” -- the Big Ten and SEC, according to Stewart Mandel of THE ATHLETIC. Both conferences were...

Present Pac-12 schools face decisions about whether to stay or go

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
Current Pac-12 schools face the question of whether they will “do everything in their power to maneuver their way into joining” USC and UCLA in going to the Big Ten or another league, or whether they “stay with what essentially now becomes a mid-major” conference, according to...

Pac-12's future looks uncertain at best as it reels from departures

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
The future of the Pac-12 is “very much in doubt” after losing USC and UCLA to the Big Ten, according to Jon Wilner of the San Jose MERCURY NEWS. The conference was “caught completely off guard by the departures of the schools” ( San Jose MERCURY NEWS, 7/1 )....

USC, UCLA making move to Big Ten changes college sports scene

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten beginning in August ’24 is a “shocking move that will forever alter the national college sports landscape,” according to a front-page piece by McCollough, Plaschke, Kartje & Bolch of the L.A. TIMES. The schools will be full conference members in...

Former Pac-12 boss Larry Scott takes heat after USC, UCLA bolt

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
The departure of USC and UCLA from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten, as well as the potential demise of the conference, “is Larry Scott’s legacy,” according to Jim Alexander of the Riverside PRESS-ENTERPRISE. Scott, who served as Pac-12 commissioner from '09-21, will be remembered for a...

NIL at 1: Many questions remain for players, schools

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
The arrival of NIL “has opened the floodgates with players seeking to address several issues," but it is also bringing "further questions about the long-term relationship between players and their schools," according to Jeyarajah & Dodd of Athletes “could benefit massively” from becoming employees as that status comes...