Report: Oregon, Washington Joining Big Ten In 2024
Aug 4, 2023, 11:00 AM | Updated: 3:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY – In the third twist of the morning, Oregon and Washington appear set to join the Big Ten Conference in 2024 according to Action Sports Network’s Brett McMurphy.
However, the tone drastically changed early Friday morning as reports began to circulate Arizona was game to stay and the Pac-12 was actually preparing to sign their Grant of Rights and push through a media deal with Apple TV. That thought was put to a halt as Oregon allegedly balked at the Apple deal ended the Pac-12 meeting while simultaneously the Big Ten started an unscheduled meeting.
And there it is. https://t.co/6JKb4oK4wF
— Michelle Bodkin (@BodkinKSLsports) August 4, 2023
Lots Of Questions Abound
With Oregon and Washington gone, that leaves Stanford, Cal, Washington State, Oregon State, Arizona State, Arizona, and Utah left in the Pac.
McMurphy reported the Big Ten presidents now have to decide if they want to expand past 18 teams and add Stanford and Cal or wait and see what happens with the ACC. There have also been some reports the Big Ten is still pursing Notre Dame, but the Irish appear content still in their Independence.
As for the other remaining Pac schools, Arizona is reportedly vetted and ready to be admitted to the Big 12 if needed. It is presumed ASU and Utah will be close on their heels.
While nothing concrete has been reported yet, there is thought that Washington State and Oregon State will be Mountain West bound.
Before any of those other potential moves take place, however, Pac-12 writer John Canzano is reporting the remaining seven members of the conference will meet one more time today.
Meanwhile… the Pac-12 CEO Group has a second meeting scheduled for later today, per sources. https://t.co/1Lss03x0Jv
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) August 4, 2023
We will update this story as more information becomes available.
Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Threads: @BodkinKSLsports
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