USC, UCLA release official statements on B1G move
USC and UCLA have officially been accepted into the B1G.
Just another Thursday in June, right? The Bruins and Trojans don’t mind the geographical divide, and instead excited about the opportunities to come as the newest (and perhaps, first of more) members of the B1G.
“We recognize these are big changes,” UCLA Chancellor Gene Brock said via an official statement by UCLA Thursday. “We value the talent and dedication of our student-athletes as well as the passion of Bruins fans far and wide. The best way to respect that is to protect our program from the great uncertainty it would face if we did not make this transition. Because of our unique circumstances, we believe this is the right move for the UCLA Bruins and the right time.”
One of USC’s statements can be found below:
“Ultimately, the Big Ten is the best home for USC and Trojan athletics as we move into the new world of collegiate sports,” Athletic Director Mike Bohn said. “We are excited that our values align with the league’s member institutions. We also will benefit from the stability and strength of the conference; the athletic caliber of Big Ten institutions; the increased visibility, exposure, and resources the conference will bring our student-athletes and programs; and the ability to expand engagement with our passionate alumni nationwide.”
USC and UCLA will officially join the B1G on August 2, 2024, per reports.
The Big Ten Conference has voted to accept both USC and crosstown rival UCLA as full members of the conference effective August 2, 2024, per USC release.
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