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The ACC has proposed a “loose partnership” with the Pac-12 that could include a season-ending “championship game” between the two conferences in Las Vegas, according to Dennis Dodd From CBS Sports.
Dodd added that the proposal is seen as a way for ESPN “to increase the value of existing media rights contracts.”
“Sources say the proposal is being seen as a ‘strength in numbers’ movement.” While the 24 ACC and Pac-12 combined teams would have almost no impact from the SEC and Big Ten’s combined 32 programs, it would be something to fight the financial gap growing between those booming grand conferences and everyone else.”
This news comes after a sports columnist John Kanzano She reported that the ACC and Pac-12 were discussing a partnership. He stated that the conferences could play crossover matches in the regular season, in addition to the championship competition.
We hope that teams from both conferences competing in the Crossover Games will help both conferences remain relevant in the ever-changing college athletics landscape.
Still, it’s no surprise that the ACC and Pac-12 are looking to form an alliance where the rights to Pac-12 teams without UCLA and USC are worth about $30 million annually, according to Dodd. With both schools in the fold, the rights were about $42 million per team.
Pak 12 too announce On Tuesday, it was pushing negotiations on the following media rights agreements after UCLA and USC announced last week that they would be leaving the conference to join the Big Ten in 2024.
The Big Ten is set to have 16 teams when UCLA and USC join, which will match the number of teams scheduled to play in the SEC after Texas and Oklahoma announced they would be leaving the Big 12.
Meanwhile, the number of schools for the Pac-12 has been reduced to just 10. However, the conference is looking to add teams and its board of directors announce They allowed the search for expansion schools after leaving UCLA and USC.
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However, everything with the Pac-12 looks fluid, so we’ll have to wait and see if the conference closes a deal with the ACC.