The demise of the Pac-12 is on, and the remaining four teams are looking for an escape.
After a conglomerate of schools prepared to leave the condense, a race to the finish line began to try and find a new rights deal to hold the group together.
Washington and Oregon joined the Big Ten and Arizona, Arizona State, and Utah left for the Big 12 in the span of hours.
Washington State, Cal, Stanford, and Oregon State remain in the Pac-12 as the only member institutions for next year’s athletic schedule. That could soon change.
Pete Thamel of ESPN reported Monday that in the next 24 hours, calls will be held to discuss the additions of Cal and Stanford. One of the calls is for ACC presidents and chancellors and the other for athletic directors.
Many options are still being discussed and the AAC has expressed interested in adding any of the universities to their conference.
A new media rights and TV contract was a significant reason why the Pac-12 has completely fallen apart and continued the chaos of movement in college athletics. Most of the changes are taking effect in 2024-25.