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The Pac-12, ACC and Big Ten are having “high-level discussions” about forming an alliance between the three conferences, per Max Olson of The Athletic:
“Talks have centered around not just a scheduling alliance in football but in broader cooperation, according to sources in the three conferences. Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and ACC commissioner Jim Phillips have been having conversations for several weeks.”
As The Athletic noted, it’s unclear how scheduling would work between the three conferences, but the goal is to get on the same page and vote on key concerns, including College Football Playoff expansion and any “NCAA governance changes,” per Olson.
Olson’s report also comes amid news that the SEC plans to expand by adding Big 12 powerhouses Oklahoma and Texas.
“This is their shot right back at the SEC,” one athletic director told Olson.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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