13/07/2024

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College football news: 10 schools reach out to Big Ten, per report

College football news: 10 schools reach out to Big Ten, per report

College football expansion took another sharp turn when USC and UCLA announced they would join the Big Ten in 2024.

But it doesn’t look like that conference is done yet. 

Since that news broke, a total of 10 other schools have reached out informally to discuss joining the Big Ten, according to the Wall Street Journal.

While no formal requests or offers to join have been made by these schools or the Big Ten, the reason is only clear enough.

College football is a business, after all

“Money is everything now,” AAC commissioner Mike Aresco said, via WSJ. “The disparity is so huge and that’s what is driving all of it.”