Report: UCLA, USC negotiating to join Big Ten Conference as soon as 2024


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Jon Wilner reported on Thursday afternoon that UCLA and USC were planning to join the Big Ten Conference as soon as 2024.

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Wilner also reported the deal “has not been finalized at the highest levels of power.”

This would be the first expansion of the Big Ten Conference since 2014’s inclusion of Maryland and Rutgers, and the first major move of college programs to another Power Five conference since last summer’s announcement of Oklahoma and Texas leaving the Big 12 for the SEC.

The Big Ten also added Nebraska in 2011 and Penn State in 1990, marking the only four additions to the conference in the last 70 years.