Report: Commissioners from Big 12, Pac-12 meeting to discuss scheduling alliance
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff have reportedly set up a meeting to discuss a potential scheduling alliance moving forward, according to a report.
Max Olson of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that the leaders of the two conferences are meeting “to discuss the possibility of a scheduling alliance, merger or other options for their conferences to strategically work together.” The news comes after Texas and Oklahoma bolted from the Big 12 to join the SEC.
Sources: Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is meeting with Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff today to discuss the possibility of a scheduling alliance, merger or other options for their conferences to strategically work together.⁰ https://t.co/i3MFeMj9Ua
— Max Olson (@max_olson) August 3, 2021
It’s unclear what options would be on the table, but with the SEC adding two national brands to the conference, it’s been expected that other leagues start making some moves. How it all shakes out remains to be seen.
Relatively quiet are the B1G and ACC, which haven’t seemed to have been reported conversations or released any statements since the news of the Sooners and Longhorns broke. Then again, all was quiet on the SEC front until the week of the conference’s media days.
The world of college athletics is going through some significant changes this offseason. There will likely be more to come.
It’s going to be interesting to see what comes out of this initial discussion between the Big 12 and Pac-12. Maybe some sort of merger will be in the works in the near future.