If the latest sources are to be believed, we might be nearing the end of the Pac-12 as we know it if the Big Ten can expand any further. Talks are ongoing, according to the media, that the Big Ten are looking into making a deal with Amazon for viewing rights. If that goes through, reportedly, the conference could decide to extend an invitation to more of the flagship Pac-12 schools to come and join.
Among those would be Oregon, California, Stanford, and Washington, all of which leaving would effectively cripple the once-thriving conference after the loss of USC and UCLA, too. It remains to be seen what will happen, but if those schools did leave, you’d truly lose the conference’s heart and soul. The name might remain, but that would just about be all. It’s even being said that if those teams did move that the remainders would be seeking a move to the Big 12 just to have somewhere to play.