(Field Level Media) — The Big Ten conference is set to formalize the admission of Oregon and Washington, according to reports from multiple outlets. These additions are expected to take place as early as 2024, as previously reported.
How might the addition of Oregon and Washington impact the competitive landscape of the Big Ten in various sports?
The move comes as UCLA and Southern California have already announced their decision to leave the Pac-12 and join the Big Ten in 2024. – Read more: ACC strikes deal with The CW for football, basketball broadcasts
Interestingly, the Big Ten’s expansion plans may not stop with Oregon and Washington. Yahoo Sports reported that Stanford and Cal, also from the Pac-12, could potentially be part of future expansion plans for the conference.
In other recent developments, Colorado recently declared its departure from the Pac-12, opting to join the Big 12 starting next year. There are also indications that Arizona might be considering a similar path.
This expansion and realignment of prominent college athletic conferences are causing a significant shift in the landscape of collegiate sports.
It raises questions about the potential impacts on rivalries, financial considerations, and the long-term implications for college sports programs.