The NCAA college football landscape is headed for a drastic change regarding conference realignment. With the SEC currently poaching schools away from other conferences, it appears that the Pac 12 and Big are aiming to form some sort of partnership.
According to Max Olson of The Athletic, the two conferences have held meetings to form some sort of super alliance.
“Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is scheduled to meet with new Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff on Tuesday, multiple sources told The Athletic….Their meeting is expected to be a key first step in talks about whether the two conferences would benefit from strategically working together during college sports’ new phase of realignment.”
This could create a huge domino effect across the college football landscape if the Big 12 and Pac 12 end up working together with one another. As other schools aim to leave and change conferences, the Pac 12 and Big 12 have some other things in mind.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby spoke a little bit about the idea of joining together.
“I think there are options for us to partner with other conferences. There may be opportunity for mergers. There may be opportunities to add members. There may be other opportunities that are currently unforeseen.”
If this does in fact work out, it could be a revolutionary thing that other conferences consider as well. The NCAA is all set to undergo some serious changes as programs aim for better opportunities, and this meeting could be the beginning of something new.
They have nothing but time, and getting ahead of the ball is the way to go and it looks as if these two are way ahead of it.