August 09, 2023

Things Looking Dire for Last 4 PAC-12 Schools: Washington State University president Kirk Schulz didn't paint a pretty picture of the school's athletic future after it, Oregon State, Cal and Stanford became the last four programs in the PAC-12 following the departure of Oregon and Washington to the Big Ten. WSU now faces a 40% drop in its athletic revenue and already had an $11 million deficit to cover, but he claims it will still spend like a Power 5 school. The call with the quitters was brief, he said. "It's like a breakup; it's awkward."

posted by rcade to football at 05:41 PM - 2 comments

I'm old enough to remember when conferences were solely regional: PAC-8 before the Arizona schools joined, the Big East as a Northeast league. It's been a long while, but I'm still trying to grasp the idea of Rutgers traveling to the Midwest for Big 10 games.

posted by jjzucal at 11:38 AM on August 10, 2023

I figure that Rutgers being paid well to get bounced around in the Big10 is one of their supposedly conscious "you made your bed" decisions along with bringing back Greg Schiano.

My worry is that Schiano will get fired and Belichick will hire him.

posted by beaverboard at 12:38 PM on August 10, 2023

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