Bay Space faculties react to member faculties leaving

(KRON) — Is that this the tip of the Pac-12 as we all know it? Oregon and Washington each introduced Friday they’re leaving the Pac-12 to turn out to be members of the Huge Ten by 2024.

Add that to UCLA and USC asserting final summer time they’re transferring to the Huge Ten. Final week, Colorado introduced its transferring to the Huge 12. The Huge 12 is now repertedly concentrating on Utah, Arizona and Arizona State.

The place does that go away the 2 Bay Space Pac-12 faculties: California and Stanford?

The convention is in jeopardy of being left with 4 members: Stanford, Cal, Oregon State and Washington State. After Oregon and Washington’s introduced plans to maneuver, Stanford and Cal issued the next statements on Friday.


Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Director of Athletics Bernard Muir issued an announcement beneath.

We’re conscious of the College of Oregon and the College of Washington’s supposed departure from the Pac-12 Convention. Our major focus presently is analyzing the accessible choices and making one of the best choices for Stanford and our student-athletes. We stay optimistic about Stanford’s athletics future and stay dedicated to pursuing excellence in faculty athletics.


UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton issued the assertion beneath.

“We’re conscious that two extra of our Pac-12 peer establishments have determined to depart the convention one yr from now, and there are studies that further universities could also be contemplating related steps. We aren’t watching and ready from the sidelines. Collectively, the Chancellor and Athletic Director are evaluating quite a lot of choices that may guarantee our student-athletes can proceed to thrive, and that our intercollegiate athletics program can proceed to excel in a way in step with our institutional values. We’re grateful for the continued help of the campus neighborhood and the prolonged Cal Household, and can stay dedicated to sharing as a lot data as we will within the day forward.”

The Pac-12 media rights deal — or lack thereof — might have contributed to the member faculties’ determination to exit. The Huge 12 agreed final fall to a six-year extension on its media rights take care of ESPN and Fox that may pay every faculty about $32 million per yr.

The Pac-12 has not secured a TV deal that may pay its member faculties eight figures per yr. With its greatest names (ie. USC, UCLA and Oregon) leaving the convention, the Pac-12 doubtless was not going to get the identical amount of cash from no matter media rights deal had these faculties stayed.

Washington State additionally released a statement in regards to the current departure from Pac-12 faculties.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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