UCLA will officially move into the Big Ten after receiving formal approval from the president of the University of California on Wednesday, but with a few key conditions.
More than five months after UCLA, along with USC, announced their intention to move the Pac-12 to the Big Ten in time for the 2024 college football season, the UC Regents voted 11-5 to approve the move. I said I will.
UC Board President Rich Leib said, “We have looked at the realities of the current situation and the alternatives.
“Ultimately, I think we’ve decided that the best way is to do it our way, on our terms, but we can let it go.”
UCLA Is Bound To The Big Ten: But What Are The Conditions?
To allow UCLA to move to the Big Ten, schools will need to invest more in student resources and may need to pay Cal directly in the range of $2 million to $10 million each year.
The money will be used to “strengthen support for student-athletes on its campus,” the regent said.
According to Lieb, Cal was “really hit.” “They suffered a lot. I don’t know how much, but it felt important.”
UCLA should also provide funding for academic support, nutritional support, and mental health services.
UCLA’s decision to join the Big Ten was widely disapproved by California officials, including Gov. Gavin Newsom.
But as it stands, UCLA plans to leave the Pac-12 and join the Big Ten with USC in time for the 2024 college football season.
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