USC and UCLA will join the Big Ten in 2024

The ground beneath college sports, convulsing since last July when the SEC poached Oklahoma and Texas from the Big 12, took its most disfiguring shake to date Thursday as Southern California and UCLA announced they are leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten.

This funky reshaping will start in 2024, creating a 16-team conference stretching from the middle of New Jersey not far from the Atlantic to the western edge of Los Angeles blocks from the Pacific. It would fatten the Big Ten to the same size as the eventual SEC at 16 teams and set up the two Los Angeles schools as 1,740 miles from their conference office in Chicago.

Read more on The Washington Post.


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