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  • UCLA chancellor apologizes to Washington after Big Ten announcement, per documents

    The Athletic "The day after USC and UCLA announced their intent to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten, UCLA chancellor Gene Block wrote to University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce to apologize for not giving prior notice — and said the decision to leave the conference was..." December 02

  • A historic matchup hits the USC and UCLA rivalry this week

    ESPN "Shane Lee was confused. The USC linebacker walked out of Monday morning meetings this week and saw the Trojan statue near the center of campus covered in shimmering silver tape pulled taut. Lee, who transferred to USC this offseason from Alabama had to turn to backup..." November 18

  • How Chip Kelly’s UCLA offense has evolved

    The Athletic "Three years ago, No. 5 Oklahoma traveled to UCLA to face a winless Bruins squad and won handily. While that Bruins loss may be forgotten now, the significance of it shouldn’t go unnoticed. It was the first and only time first-year USC defensive coordinator Alex Grinch..." November 17

  • Pac-12 commissioner says fans 'not in favor' of USC, UCLA move

    ESPN "USC's and UCLA's upcoming move to the Big Ten has not been popular with their supporters, according to Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff. Both USC and UCLA will become full members of the Big Ten in 2024 after an offseason move that changed the structure of..." October 26

  • Oregon football: 3 reasons Ducks will win Pac-12 over USC, UCLA, Utah

    Clutch Points "Oregon football looks to be in a very good spot. A step back from recent success under Mario Cristobal was expected this season as he departed for Miami and was replaced by Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning, but quite the opposite has been true thus far. There are currently..." October 25

  • UCLA football fans will love Urban Meyer’s bold College Football Playoff take

    Clutch Points "UCLA football has been a pleasant surprise this season, as Chip Kelly’s program is undefeated and currently ranked inside the top 10 of the AP Top 25 poll. With huge Pac-12 aspirations- and possible even bigger goals, the Bruins can get one step closer to such hopes with a win..." October 20

  • The rise of USC and UCLA make college football relevant in Los Angeles again

    ESPN "The Rose Bowl press box was shaking. UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson had found wide receiver Logan Loya on a crossing route across the middle and the receiver had turned it into a 70-yard touchdown. The score put the Bruins up 10 points on No. 11 Utah and..." October 11

  • Pac-12 sends letter to California Regents asking to stop UCLA’s move to Big Ten

    The Athletic "Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff sent a letter to the University of California Board of Regents on Thursday in an attempt to overturn the UCLA chancellor’s decision to leave the Big Ten in 2024, a source confirmed to The Athletic. Kliavkoff’s three-page..." September 23

  • Chip Kelly not happy with UCLA Twitter graphic

    Larry Brown Sports "UCLA coach Chip Kelly was not pleased with a graphic shared to the football team’s Twitter account. On Monday, UCLA posted a graphic that billed the school as “Transfer U.” The graphic cited a stat showing that the Bruins have had more transfer starters than any..." September 14

  • What USC, UCLA’s move to the Big Ten means for sports other than football

    The Athletic "Kaiya McCullough held the slip of paper in her hand that every UCLA student-athlete must at the beginning of every academic quarter. From class to class, she bounced around the campus in Westwood, Calif., introducing herself to her instructors, telling them she was a defender for the..." August 23

  • Blocking UCLA’s move to Big Ten could have massive fallout for UC regents

    Los Angeles Times "Any attempt by the University of California regents to block UCLA’s move to the Big Ten could endanger the way the governing body does business, according to a former chief of staff of a UC president. John Sandbrook, who was chief of staff to former UC President Mark Yudof and a..." August 18

  • UCLA to receive $67.5M to settle Under Armour suit

    Sportsnaut "Under Armour will pay UCLA nearly $67.5 million to settle litigation between the two sides, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. The dispute has been ongoing for more than two years since Under Armour sought to cancel the record-setting 15-year, $280 million apparel deal they..." July 29

  • USC, UCLA will enter Big Ten as full members in 2024

    The Athletic " USC and UCLA will enter the Big Ten as vested members in 2024, a departure from the league’s previous position of requiring a waiting period for new schools. “USC and UCLA will come in as full members,” Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren said..." July 26

  • UCLA offensive lineman Thomas Cole retiring from football after suicide attempt

    The Athletic "UCLA freshman offensive lineman Thomas Cole announced he was retiring from football after a suicide attempt in early 2022, realizing that the sport “was not conducive for my mental health.” “At first I was regretful I survived my attempt, but thankfully due to the..." July 19

  • Colorado AD takes shot at USC, UCLA over Big Ten decision

    Larry Brown Sports "USC and UCLA are headed to the Big Ten in 2024, but Colorado athletic director Rick George apparently does not think it will be a big loss for the Pac-12. The Pac-12’s future has rightfully been in question after the two schools announced their departure. Rumors circulating that..." July 15

  • Inside the stunning USC-UCLA move to the Big Ten -- and the chaos that followed

    ESPN "Two weeks ago, many of college sports' most powerful people gathered at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics convention. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, ACC commissioner Jim Phillips, countless athletic directors and..." July 12

  • In the wake of USC and UCLA moving to the Big Ten, here is what every league in college football should do

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "Just about everyone in college football spent their Fourth of July weekend talking, texting and sitting through meetings about what will happen next in conference realignment and what, if anything, each school and league can do to either protect or maximize itself going forward. The..." July 05

  • Pac-12 expansion candidates: Where should the conference look first without USC and UCLA?

    The Athletic "The Pac-12 originally chose to be patient with expansion. It figured it could wait and find the perfect fit or hold steady. In the wake of USC and UCLA’s departure to the Big Ten, the conference has lost that luxury. The Pac-12 Board of Directors met Friday morning..." July 02

  • Big Ten 'May Not Stop' at USC, UCLA Additions; Big 12 Linked to Arizona, More

    Bleacher Report "USC and UCLA are reportedly planning to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten as early as 2024, per Jon Wilner of the Mercury News. However, the Big Ten may not be done expanding. A source told Brett McMurphy of the Action Network that the Big Ten may not settle at..." June 30

  • USC, UCLA Reportedly Planning to Leave Pac-12 for Big Ten by 2024

    Bleacher Report "The next big domino in college football realignment might be about to fall. Jon Wilner of the Mercury News reported Thursday that USC and UCLA are planning to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten as early as 2024. The schools have yet to finalize their departures. " June 30