In College Sports, the Power Five May Become the Power Two

The Big Ten and the SEC are consolidating power. The rest of college sports, some fear, could become a muddle.

For about a year, George Kliavkoff cut an unruffled image as the Pac-12 Conference’s new commissioner.

“Dozens” of universities, he said last summer, reached out about joining the league that calls itself the “Conference of Champions.” A partnership among the Pac-12, the Big Ten and the Atlantic Coast conferences did not need a contract but would thrive on “an agreement among three gentlemen.” Just last month, Kliavkoff told The Oregonian that he was “absolutely not” worried about losing members.

The Pac-12 spent Friday, the first anniversary of Kliavkoff’s tenure, in crisis anyway.

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