USC and UCLA be a part of Huge Ten: Stay information updates as Pac-12 powers start to reorganize extra conference

Big Ten university principals voted Thursday night to accept USC and UCLA applications to participate in the conference, marking a milestone seismic shifts on college athletics landscape. The Trojans and Bruins will leave the Pac-12 for their new league in 2024 as the Big Ten expands from coast to coast in a move that rivals the SEC’s Oklahoma and Texas poaching from last year’s Big 12.

The upcoming move comes as the Pac-12’s media rights deal expires in 2024 and while the Big Ten are negotiating a new media rights deal that could exceed $1 billion per year. For the Pac-12, this change puts the coalition and its commissioner, George Kliavkoff, in a precarious position. Thursday marks Kliavkoff’s one-year anniversary.

USC and UCLA are two of the Pac-12’s most valuable brands, both in terms of success and visibility. Their entries into the Big Ten will create a second super conference alongside the expanding SEC. Both will be at 16th place after USC and UCLA move to the Big Ten when Texas and Oklahoma join the SEC, which is expected to happen in 2025.

As this latest rearrangement story rolls out, CBS Sports will continue to cover this evolving story with live updates below.

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