The Massive Ten has cleared the way in which for Oregon and Washington to use for membership and be part of the convention, 4 individuals with conversant in the negotiations instructed The Related Press on Friday.
The individuals spoke to the AP on situation of anonymity as a result of the convention and colleges have been finalizing an official settlement and announcement.
The Geese and Huskies from the Pac-12 nonetheless should formally apply for membership and the Massive Ten presidents, who met Friday morning to debate growth, have to formally approve any strikes.
Two of the individuals conversant in the negotiations stated the colleges’ purposes are anticipated to be unanimously authorised.
When that’s executed, they’ll turn into the seventeenth and 18th members of the Massive Ten, and the third and fourth on the West Coast, becoming a member of USC and UCLA.
The newest departure from the Pac-12 pushed the storied West Coast school sports activities convention to the brink of extinction.
Arizona has been in critical talks to go away for the Massive 12 and be part of Colorado, which introduced final week its exit from the Pac-12 after this yr. It’s unclear if in-state rival Arizona State will be part of the Wildcats. The Arizona Board of Regents held a particular assembly Thursday evening to attempt to get the colleges on the identical web page.
The Massive 12 additionally has been concentrating on Utah.
Pac-12 leaders met early Friday to find out if the 9 remaining colleges, which on the time included Oregon and Washington, would settle for a possible media rights take care of Apple, in line with an individual conversant in that assembly.
With Oregon and Washington positioned to leap, the Pac-12 is in peril of quickly being all the way down to 4 members: Stanford, California, Oregon State and Washington.
It is a growing story. Verify again for updates.