UPDATE: It’s been confirmed that USC and UCLA are moving moving to the Big 10.
USC and UCLA could be moving to the Big 10, according to some new reports.
Pac-12 reporter Jon Wilner took to Twitter to share the news, and Sports Illustrated Reporter Ross Dellenger and FOX Sports Reporter Bruce Feldman followed him.
According to Wilner, the change could come as soon as 2024. Feldman says both schools reached out to the Big 10. View their tweets below.
Source: USC and UCLA are planning to leave for the Big Ten as early as 2024. Move *has not been finalized* at the highest levels of power.— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) June 30, 2022
Eleven months ago, the Big 12 reached out to the Pac-12 about a merger/partnership. Might be time for the tables to turn.— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) June 30, 2022
And for both leagues to beg ESPN for a lifeboat
USC and UCLA are in negotiations to join the Big Ten conference, a source tells @SINow, confirming @wilnerhotline's report.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) June 30, 2022
A stunning but not all that surprising move: Teams are jockeying to get into the top two leagues of FBS - the SEC and B1G.
Source tells me that there is a lot of truth to @wilnerhotline report about USC and UCLA in discussions to leave for the Big Ten. My understanding is USC and UCLA reached out to the Big Ten.. certain legal parameters and bylaws need to be followed for obviously legal reasons. https://t.co/2NSDv8YtWA— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 30, 2022