ATHENS — The Big Ten has accepted USC and UCLA with the 16-member league set to begin play in 2024, per ESPN reports.
Just when fans were beginning to wrap their brains around Texas and Oklahoma moving to the SEC and the shifting landscape brought on NIL and one-time transfer legislation, college football has served up another curve ball.
News leaked earlier Thursday that the Pac-12 schools were planning a move that would more than double their revenue via a considerably larger television package.
Within hours of the rumor, it was reportedly a done deal.
The addition of the Trojans and the Bruins -- from the nation’s second-largest television market -- increases the value of a long-term Big Ten television package that is currently being negotiated with Fox and could be worth one billion dollars.
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