August 9, 2023

A League of Champions Implodes

by The Journal

The Pac-12, the so-called “Conference of Champions,” is melting down. Its revenue had been lagging behind the Big Ten and Southeastern Conferences, which now dominate college sports. But just as the Pac-12 was trying to revive itself and its revenue prospects, a rapid series of defections by member schools have left it hobbled. WSJ’s Laine Higgins unpacks what happened.

Further Reading:

- The Pac-12 Melts Down, as Five More Schools Depart for Other Conferences 

- He Inherited ‘Multiple Dumpster Fires’ at the Pac-12. Then It Went Up in Smoke. 

Further Listening:

- A Tipping Point for Paying College Athletes? 

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