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An alliance is reportedly in the works between a number of Power Five conferences as a response to the incredible rise of the SEC in the past month. Per the scoop released Friday, the Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC conferences are looking to collaborate
College football reporter Max Olson details ongoing discussions between commissioners across the three conferences. Per the report, “Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and ACC commissioner Jim Phillips have been having conversations for several weeks.”
Olson’s announcement on Twitter indicates that the meshing of conferences will serve as “not just scheduling but potentially broader cooperation going forward.”
The SEC 16-team super conference has undoubtedly been the villain in college football news this past month; absorbing interest from the crème de la crème programs in the nation, as fellow conferences watch their audiences wither away.
After Texas and Oklahoma’s departure from the Big XII, commissioners reading the breaking news were inspired to find a counter to the SEC’s growth. With every big bad comes an alliance looking to stop them. In this case, the partnering of the Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC may be the one to challenge the SEC.
Stay up to date with OutKick as the story develops.
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