So…let’s speak concerning the Pac-12 and realignment, we could?
(/pulls up chair Captain America type)
Effectively, it’s not wanting nice, doc. With the Huge Ten presidents authorizing the convention to discover including Oregon and Washington within the coming months, the Pac-12 is basically on life help.
Sources: The Huge Ten’s presidents met early Thursday morning and licensed Commissioner Tony Petitti to discover growth and produce them again extra info on Oregon and Washington as potential Huge Ten members. No affords have been made,
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 3, 2023
So, let’s check out the place the convention stands as of proper now, and who’s already out of the convention in 2024.
USC and UCLA have one leg within the Pac-12 and one leg within the Huge Ten. For those who go to UCLA’s web site, they’ve a countdown to the precise second they’ll depart for the Huge Ten. This deal went down final 12 months, and by 2024, the 2 money cows of the Pac-12 might be part of the nation’s most outstanding Midwestern convention.
Colorado has already made their intentions identified, saying in July that they have been coming into the Huge 12 in 2024. The Huge 12 has already authorised it and introduced their return on July 26.
Sources: The Huge 12’s presidents and chancellors voted unanimously Wednesday evening on a convention name to simply accept Colorado as a brand new member. Colorado nonetheless has not formally utilized for Huge 12 membership, which is anticipated to occur tomorrow.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) July 27, 2023
Are any of the faculties nonetheless standing contemplating leaving?
Sure, Arizona and Arizona State may be on their manner out as properly. The Huge 12 is voting on Thursday on whether or not to confess each colleges (and maybe Utah) to finish the transforming of the Huge 12. Arizona and ASU have each voted in their very own universities to finish a transfer away from the Pac-12. So yeah, the second largest money cows are additionally probably out, with Arizona taking their vaunted (and wealthy) basketball program to the Huge 12 to battle Kansas yearly.
Huge 12 is voting on Arizona and Arizona State right this moment. Would not shock me in the event that they vote on Utah too. UA’s president goes to inform his board tonight that Arizona has been accepted into the Huge 12 & ask permission to offer discover to the Pac 12.
— C.W. Lambert (@InsideTheBig12) August 3, 2023
As talked about up above, Oregon and Washington are probably on their manner out of the Pac-12 as properly. With the Huge Ten “exploring” the potential of including the 2 groups, Washington has already put plans in movement.
FYI: UW’s Board of Regents have scheduled a “particular assembly” for tonight at 9 pm. The assembly will embody an govt session, although I’m informed no motion might be taken.
— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) August 3, 2023
No phrases coming from Oregon but, though we’ll in all probability hear from them within the coming days.
So what can the Pac-12 do?
So … the Pac-12 has a really restricted set of choices.
What they’ll do is get the opposite 9 or so colleges collectively and attempt to reunite everybody underneath the Apple TV+ deal that was rumored to be on the desk. It’s not essentially the most profitable deal, but when it’s achieved within the type of the MLS take care of Apple TV then possibly one thing can work there. As well as, they’ll name San Diego State (who brazenly was exploring shifting to the Pac-12 in June earlier than deciding to remain within the Mountain West) and see if they’d really like to remain round this time.
In addition they may simply wait it out and see if Oregon and Washington do, in truth, depart. The Huge Ten could be very large (no pun supposed) on wanting like they did no fallacious, however really being the individuals to start out the ultimate selecting of the Pac-12’s bones. in order that they’ll say that they’re ready on one thing else to occur earlier than diving in.
* Huge Ten hesitant about providing growth bids to Oregon and Washington (and maybe Cal and Stanford) until Pac 12 additional deteriorates. If P12 sticks collectively, B10 more likely to simply keep at 16 and wait.
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) August 3, 2023
They need to simply go forward and do it, man. Cease performing holier than thou since you say you utilize pretend ass educational requirements to confess colleges on the pretense that that is an educational convention. It’s not, it’s about cash and soccer and it’s best to admit it already.
A vital a part of that is if Oregon and Washington do certainly bounce ship, their reduce of the pie might be smaller than what was initially thought. Though, it’ll nonetheless in all probability be greater than what the Pac-12 can supply.
* If Huge Ten does determine to develop and supply membership will probably be at a reduce fee for some multiyear interval (possibly 50-60 p.c of media rights income that may vary between $50-65 million yearly). Nonetheless equal or higher than most choices for Oregon, et al.
* Subsequent 24 hours…
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) August 3, 2023
So yeah, until that Pac-12 deal will get actual good, REAL quickly, it’d a wrap.