More Details Emerge On Oregon Attempting To Join The Big Ten

More details are out about the Big Ten and Oregon meeting to discuss a possible deal.

Shockwaves were sent through the world of college football when it was reported the Ducks met with the B1G in Chicago about possibly getting in the conference.

Brett McMurphy initially described the situation as “preliminary discussions,” and it now sounds like that is a fair way to frame the situation.

Will Oregon join the Big Ten? (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Matt Brown reported Friday that Oregon’s representatives didn’t include Nike mogul Phil Knight, which was a common theory, but it was a “lawyer and consultant meeting.”

It’s not clear who represented the Big Ten or how many total people were involved.

All eyes are on the Ducks to see if the Big Ten can reach a deal with Oregon to continue expanding. B1G commissioner Kevin Warren has made it clear the arms race is on, and the Big Ten has no intention of slowing down.

In fact, Warren has indicated getting the conference to 20 teams might be the immediate goal and the growing might not stop.

Will the Big Ten poach Oregon from the Big Ten? (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Getting the Ducks in the conference is the first step in that process. From there, the dominos should start falling.

Multiple PAC-12 teams could get scooped up and the B1G might also start to look elsewhere to beef up its ranks.

More than anything, it’s clear it’s a serious situation with real momentum. Now, does that mean it’s guaranteed Oregon joins the B1G? Not all, but the wheels of progress appear to be turning.

It will be fascinating to see if the PAC-12 can survive a potential mass exodus. For those of you who haven’t already, you can read my thoughts on that very subject here, and make sure to keep checking back for the latest updates on realignment as we have them.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.

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