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Richard🇬🇾Johnson retweeted
Pac-12: "The Pac-12 Board of Directors met this morning and authorized the Conference to explore all expansion options. The 10 university presidents and chancellors remain committed to a shared mission of academic and athletic excellence on behalf of our student-athletes."
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In addition to their new Big Ten slates, both USC and UCLA play LSU in 2024???
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Richard🇬🇾Johnson retweeted
You have questions, we have answers. A roundtable Q & A with myself and @RJ_Writes in reaction to the massive move by USC and UCLA to the Big Ten. bit.ly/3I9khOu
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So, what about the Big Ten suits USC? A few factors USC AD Mike Bohn noted to me: “intensity of interest in their base”, "elite academics", “a longstanding tradition in investing in intercollegiate athletics”, and “strong values that match ours”.
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Sorry, who?
Some conference realignment doesn't make a lot of sense. @UCLAAthletics and @USC_Athletics to the @bigten is not an example of that. @CoachUrbanMeyer tells @BTNDaveRevsine why he loves the additions ⬇️ .
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Richard🇬🇾Johnson retweeted
Column: The Big Ten answers the SEC’s 2021 summer blockbuster with one of its own. But what’s good for a handful of schools’ revenues is bad for just about everyone else, as we move toward two Super Conferences. bit.ly/3AhTTjj
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I'm told Lake Michigan has wonderful beaches
Idk why but my initial thought for USC & UCLA going to the Big Ten is likeeee wtf is beach volleyball supposed to do
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Apple said now wait just a second
Apple told the Big Ten that it wants to reengage in media talks after it heard about USC and UCLA joining the conference. My story with @SmittySBJ. sportsbusinessjournal.com/SB…
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A podcast in which I hopped on for like 10 minutes before taking a phone call then returning for 5 minutes.
NEW PATREON SHOW ($). What we know about USC, UCLA, and the latest realignment explosion to hit CFB. Directly from our phones and heads to your podcast feeds: patreon.com/posts/68477239
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So like ... are they gonna build State College a new airport or what?
Replying to @PaoloUggetti
here’s part of the USC statement from president Carol Folt addressing the added travel that’ll come from joining the big ten — it’s almost like playing football for a big time school is a job!
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Rivalry can be set aside in pursuit of the bag. Because as the old proverb goes: the bag don't care who secures it.
Replying to @RossDellenger
Big Ten presidents & chancellors have voted to accept USC & UCLA into the conference, sources tell @SINow. Trojans and Bruins will start play in the league as soon as 2024. For a second straight summer, two legendary college programs deliver a seismic shift within the industry.
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As one Big Ten football staffer said to me today: "I don’t want to hear anything about student athlete welfare ever again"
UCLA to Rutgers, btw, is almost the same distance as Rutgers to Reykjanesbær, Iceland.
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Richard🇬🇾Johnson retweeted
Big Ten presidents are set to vote to accept the application of membership from UCLA and USC this evening, sources tell @SINow. It is expected to be unanimous. Pac-12 presidents and ADs have a call this afternoon as well to discuss the issue.
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Richard🇬🇾Johnson retweeted
Shit finna be the WAC-12 out there
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Not now Woj ffs
Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks is working with Kevin Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman on finding a trade for the franchise star, Kleiman tells ESPN.
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Ahh the best part is I was busy today winding down various things ... because I leave tomorrow.
Replying to @alex_kirshner
feel bad for @RJ_Writes California airbnb getting blown up by this news. But I am here for the emergency pod(s).
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Richard🇬🇾Johnson retweeted
USC and UCLA are in negotiations to join the Big Ten conference, a source tells @SINow, confirming @wilnerhotline's report. A stunning but not all that surprising move: Teams are jockeying to get into the top two leagues of FBS - the SEC and B1G.
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Get in loser, we're getting mildly depressed about a franchise pissing away a hall of fame talent in near record time
Jalen Ramsey with the game-winning tackle! Jaguars win! Jaguars win!
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*stares blankly into the camera*
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