The people in charge of decisions for the Pac-12 made a fatal mistake that led to its collapse this year.
Six schools fled the Pac-12 in the last two weeks, leaving only Oregon State, Washington State, Cal, and Stanford as members starting with the 2024-25 academic year.
With the status of the Pac-12 now in flux, there is now a report that suggests that it could’ve easily avoided this by taking a deal that it had on the table.
Per John Canzano, the conference had an offer of $30 million per school in 2022 but the presidents and chancellors decided they wanted to get even more than that.
Conzano reported that the conference wanted $50 million per school. ESPN declined and the conference collapsed as a result.
Programs like Texas, Oklahoma, USC, and UCLA have all left their conferences leading to an onslaught of corresponding moves.
The four remaining schools in the Pac-12 – Washington State, Oregon State, California, and Stanford – now face a very uncertain future as the conference looks to stay afloat after the 2023-24 seasons.
The ACC reportedly has held discussions about the possibility of adding Cal and Stanford, but their possible additions “hit significant roadblocks” on Wednesday, according to ESPN.
The historic conference out West is now just history and it can be blamed on greed.
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