UCLA and USC to Join Big Ten Conference in 2024

USC and UCLA will join the Big Ten Conference in 2024, the collegiate sports organization announced on Thursday.

The two schools, previously part of the Pac-12 conference, were admitted to the Big Ten by an unanimous vote after submitting written applications. USC and UCLA were evaluated on principles of “academics and culture; student-athlete welfare, competition, and logistics; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in sports; and financial sustainability,” according to a press release on Big Ten’s website.

“As the national leader in academics and athletics for over 126 years, the Big Ten Conference has historically evaluated its membership with the collective goal to forward the academic and athletic mission

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