USC and UCLA move to the Big Ten in 2024: live updates, analysis and reaction

June 30, 2022 at 10:11 p.m. EDT

What is the end of the game?

How will all of this unfold?

Chris Vanini·

Senior Writer, BFC

June 30, 2022 at 10:09 p.m. EDT

Iowa responds to the news

Iowa President Barbara Wilson and DA Gary Barta released statements on Today’s News:

Wilson: “The addition of UCLA and USC to the Big Ten will enhance the conference’s existing overall excellence in academics, research and athletics. I look forward to welcoming our new colleagues to Iowa City and to the UI campus.

Barta: “We are thrilled with the addition of UCLA and USC to the Big Ten Conference. Both institutions correspond to the “Win. of our department. Graduated. Do it well”. There are a lot of logistics to sort out over the next few months, and we can’t wait to get the process started. »

Scott Dochtermman

Scott Dochtermman·

Writer, Iowa

June 30, 2022 at 9:53 p.m. EDT

Ohio State Responds

Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson and AD Gene Smith released this statement regarding today’s news: “We are excited about the opportunity this new partnership represents for the Ohio State University and for our student-athletes to compete against their peers from two historic athletic programs. . USC and UCLA are top research universities that will enhance the Big Ten conference in the classroom and on the competitive field. More than 25,000 Buckeye Nation alumni call California home and will soon have the chance to deepen their connection to student-athletes who run, pass, swim, and play the sports they love.

Bill Landis

Bill Landis·

Writer, Ohio State

June 30, 2022 at 9:50 p.m. EDT

Who leads the way?

Texas, Oklahoma or USC, UCLA?

Daniel Shirley

Daniel Shirley·

Editor-in-Chief, College Football

June 30, 2022 at 9:23 p.m. EDT

Penn State reacts

Statements from Penn State on today’s news:

President Neeli Bendapudi: “It’s an exciting night for the Big Ten Conference. We welcome USC and UCLA with open arms as like-minded institutions that are equally committed to high GPAs and graduation rates. higher than in excellence on the field. It was an easy decision that will build on the rich heritage of our conference.”

Patrick Kraft, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics: “Penn State University is a proud member of the Big Ten Conference, and we welcome the addition of two world-class universities to our family. USC and UCLA are both synonymous with academic and athletic success and will be great additions to our conference.”

Head Football Coach James Franklin: “This is another big step in the ever-changing college football landscape and we embrace change. USC and UCLA are two institutions with a long tradition of academic achievement and athletic. They will only strengthen our already very strong Big Ten Conference.”

Audrey Snider

Audrey Snider·

Staff Writer, Penn State

June 30, 2022 at 9:03 p.m. EDT

Utah management responds

Utah President Taylor Randall and DA Mark Harlan released this statement on Today’s News: “This is an important development that impacts every Pac-12 member institution. and changes the landscape of intercollegiate athletics. At the University of Utah, we are very confident in the strength and trajectory of our institution and our athletic programs, after another elite year of academic performance, a season of Pac-12 championship football and our most successful year, collectively, across all of our sports since we joined the Conference in 2011. We have been in frequent communication with each other since this information was revealed, and we will continue to stay in communicating closely with Conference leadership and our fellow Conference members as developments unfold.

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, BFC

June 30, 2022 at 9:02 p.m. EDT

Minnesota reacts to the news

Minnesota President Joan Gabel and DA Mark Coyle released the following statements regarding today’s news:

Gabel: “The additions of USC and UCLA align perfectly with the academic and athletic culture of the Big Ten. These are two of the most prestigious institutions in the country and they are founded on education and research. We are excited about future athletic competition and academic collaboration between 16 of the country’s top universities.

Coyle: “I’m thrilled that USC and UCLA are joining the Big Ten and that our student-athletes can compete in league games against the Trojans and Bruins. USC and UCLA are two of the best and most competitive athletic departments in the country and their presence will strengthen the entire conference. These additions will also dramatically enhance the student-athlete experience, expand the conference’s coast-to-coast footprint, and provide fans with exciting encounters and new travel destinations. It’s an exciting day for Minnesota, USC, UCLA and the Big Ten.

Matt Fortune

Matt Fortune·

Editor, BFC

June 30, 2022 at 8:57 p.m. EDT

Wisconsin reacts to the news

Wisconsin reacts to USC/UCLA moves.

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June 30, 2022 at 8:56 p.m. EDT

UCLA is ready to lead

UCLA AD Martin Jarmond just texted the following: “College athletics is changing and UCLA has always led the way in times of change. For the sake of our student-athletes and to uphold Bruin’s legacy of excellence, we can’t afford to stand still.”

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, BFC

June 30, 2022 at 8:55 p.m. EDT

Indiana reacts to today’s news

Statement from Indiana President Pamela Whitten and DA Scott Dolson: “This is a great day for Indiana University with the news of the acceptance of applications from UCLA and the USC to join the Big Ten conference. Both are highly respected academic institutions that share our commitment to top-notch education and research. They also both have rich and rich varsity athletic programs that will enhance world-class opportunities. already enjoyed by our Indiana University student-athletes, and their arrival will enhance the Big Ten’s long-standing reputation as the preeminent conference for all intercollegiate sports.

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June 30, 2022 at 8:45 p.m. EDT

What is Nebraska’s response?

Nebraska responds to USC/UCLA moves.

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June 30, 2022 at 8:34 p.m. EDT

Big Ten formalizes

The Big Ten have now announced today’s moves.

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June 30, 2022 at 8:19 p.m. EDT

Pac-12’s reaction

Pac-12 reacts to today’s news.

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June 30, 2022 at 8:16 p.m. EDT

The USC and UCLA decision and the rookies who can’t control it

Malachi Nelson was going to play in the Big 12 first. Then it was the Pac-12. Now it’s the Big Ten.

As the universe of college football caught fire again on Thursday with the news that USC and UCLA were in talks to join the Big Ten, the five-star quarterback and commitment of USC who plays in Los Alamitos (California) High had just put on his cleats. It was the last day of the Elite 11 Finals and he thought today was just going to be a competition against his new friends and fellow top quarterback prospects.

Learn more here.

Ari Wasserman

Ari Wasserman·

Senior Writer, BFC


USC and UCLA’s decision to join the Big Ten and the rookies who can’t control it

June 30, 2022 at 7:52 p.m. EDT

It’s a crazy time in college athletics

USC AD Mike Bohn: “This is the most volatile and uncertain era in the history of American collegiate athletics. USC needs to make sure they are best positioned and prepared for whatever comes next.

Antonio Morales

Antonio Morales·

Staff Writer, USC

June 30, 2022 at 7:44 p.m. EDT

UCLA en route to the Big Ten

UCLA will join the Big Ten in 2024.

UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block and AD released a statement, which included: “Over the past century, decisions regarding UCLA’s athletics have always been guided by what is best for our student-athletes, first and foremost, and our fans. Our legendary athletics program, based in one of the largest media markets in the nation, has always had unique opportunities and faced unique challenges. In recent years, however, seismic shifts in collegiate athletics have caused us to evaluate how best to support our student-athletes as we move After careful consideration and thoughtful deliberation, UCLA has decided to exit the Pac-12 conference and join the Big Ten conference at the start of the 2024-25 season.

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June 30, 2022 at 7:42 p.m. EDT

USC moves to the Big Ten

USC will join the Big Ten in 2024:

“Over the past three years, we have worked hard to base our academic decisions on what is best for our students,” said USC President Carol L. Folt. “With the Big Ten, we join a historic conference that shares our commitment to academic excellence and athletic competitiveness, and we position USC and our student-athletes for long-term success and stability amid changing sports media. fast and from the collegiate landscapes of athletics. . We are excited to open this new chapter in 2024.”

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June 30, 2022 at 7:35 p.m. EDT

Here it is

USC and UCLA will join the Big Ten in 2024

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, BFC