Reportedly the Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC have had preliminary discussions about forming an alliance, likely built around scheduling but possibly other areas.
Commissioners George Kliavkoff (Pac-12), Kevin Warren (Big Ten) and Jim Phillips (ACC) have been in regular communication and have had some in-person discussions. Kliavkoff and Warren were together this week for Rose Bowl meetings. Pac-12 sources said all three commissioners met last week in Chicago.
If those three conferences align, coupled with Big 12 flagships Texas and Oklahoma heading to the SEC in 2025 at the latest, the remaining eight Big 12 schools would find themselves casted to the side.
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