The Massive Ten added Oregon and Washington, leaving the Pac-12 with an unsure future

The Big Ten is set to make official bids to Oregon and Washington State as it expands to 18 teams.  (James Black/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Massive Ten is about to make official bids to Oregon and Washington State because it expands to 18 groups. (James Black/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photographs)

Business sources instructed Yahoo Sports activities that the Massive Ten is within the remaining levels of negotiating an enlargement to 18 groups and the addition of Oregon and Washington Universities.

The transfer provides a Pacific Northwest presence to the attain of USC and UCLA whereas additionally bringing two well-known soccer manufacturers to the Massive Ten’s broadcast choices.

Each colleges are anticipated to agree to chop a charge — maybe as a lot as 50 p.c — of Massive Ten media income that would quantity to $65 million per yr for every group. That is nonetheless greater than the Pac-12’s proposed media take care of Apple TV+, which is estimated at $20-25 million.

Whereas contracts weren’t signed, offers had been agreed in precept. The Massive Ten chiefs met Friday morning to debate enlargement and settle issues about elevated journey and logistics for an 18-team convention.

After a week-long scouting and negotiation, the Geese and Huskies will exit the Pac-12, leaving the 108-year-old league with an unsure future.

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Thus the College of Arizona is anticipated to just accept a bid to go to the Massive 12, and each Arizona State and Utah might comply with. The Pac-12 was already all the way down to 9 groups with the defections of Colorado, USC and UCLA in 2024.

The 4 remaining colleges — Cal, Stanford, Oregon and Washington State — might want to regroup, both on their very own or collectively. If the Pac-12 survives as a model, it is going to be unrecognizable for its status because the “Convention of Champions” that has been the preeminent faculty sports activities affiliation within the West for generations.

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