A 16-team Big Ten? Some are excited; others find it absurd

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The college sports world was rattled Thursday by the news that USC and UCLA will be leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten.

That would make the already sprawling Big Ten a conference of 16 member schools stretching from coast to coast.

In Lincoln, one Big Ten fan told Channel 8 that the realignment was great for the conference.

“I think the Big Ten needs a stronger conference to compete with the likes of the SEC, so I say bring on better teams,” Brian Vogelsinger said. “And USC and UCLA, even though they’re West Coast teams, are great teams, and they’ll be great competition for the conference.”

Folks on social media had a field day with the idea of two California schools competing in a mostly Midwestern conference.

Former Husker wrestling star Jordan Burroughs went in a different direction with his reaction.

Categories: Husker Sports, National Sports, Sports