The Huge 12 is in an arms race, and also you get the sense that commissioner Brett Yormark is aware of it.
With the SEC and Huge Ten hell-bent on enlargement with an eye fixed on constructing what can solely be described as a school soccer tremendous convention, the Huge 12 must do what it will probably to maintain tempo.
The convention will already be dropping Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC, so discovering new colleges to fill the void left behind whereas additionally bettering the power of the convention is a should. It is actually a urgent drawback for the Huge 12, however Yormark does appear to have a plan.
On the very least, he appears to have a course of enlargement in thoughts.”Clearly going out west is the place I wish to go, coming into that fourth time zone. A program that has nationwide recognition. One which competes on the highest degree in basketball and soccer, stands for the precise issues, is an effective cultural match,” Yormark stated when requested about potential Huge 12 enlargement by Justin Williams of The Athletic. “As a result of our alignment proper now and the like-mindedness of all of our member establishments is unbelievable. It’s by no means been higher. So I don’t wish to compromise that, and that’s critically necessary that there’s the precise cultural match when you consider coming in and being a part of what we’re constructing right here.”
With USC and UCLA supposedly leaving the Pac-12 for the Huge Ten, it will make sense for Yormark to eye the “leftovers” of the Pac-12 to see if any of these colleges within the Pacific time zone might be a match.
With an eye fixed on each soccer and basketball, Arizona, Stanford, Washington, and Oregon would all make sense. That’s, if the Huge 12 is ready to pry these colleges away from what needs to be a really determined Pac-12 convention at this level.