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.
Imagine USC and UCLA having to play in this LMAOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/qQcnEYS3Jh
— Will Johnson Enjoyer (@UMvsEveryone) June 30, 2022
The state or college football after the USC and UCLA news pic.twitter.com/UrOah5rzv5
— Trent Anderson (@CougDevil) June 30, 2022
I really hate that College Football, the sports that we all love, is being dictated by TV contracts. USC and UCLA to the Big 10 makes zero sense.
— Big Game Boomer (@BigGameBoomer) June 30, 2022
This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen in college football. Imagine the awful travel schedule for usc and ucla. pic.twitter.com/ZgsQPORxFM
— Josh (@UCFJAGFAN) June 30, 2022
Pac 12: Losing USC and UCLA hurts, but at least we still have Oregon and Washington.
Twitter: They might be leaving too.
Pac 12: pic.twitter.com/mOw1mZX7ZO
— Robert Behrens (@rcb05) July 1, 2022
Former Husker wrestling star Jordan Burroughs went in a different direction with his reaction.
— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) July 1, 2022