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BREAKING: ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 Expected To Announce Alliance Soon

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Oct 17, 2020; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers athletic director Shane Lyons talks with Kansas Jayhawks athletic director Jeff Long before the game at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Reported first by Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic, the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 are expected to announce an alliance formation within the next few weeks.

Auerbach says the three Power-5 conferences could announce as early as next week.

The schools within the conferences want to prioritize academics and athletics, while having a broad and diverse competition offering.

Last Friday it was announced that the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 were in talks of aligning non-conference schedules together but it seems like it is much more than just scheduling games with each other. The domino effect in college football continues to fall. Looks like this is what the other Power-5 conferences are doing to counter Oklahoma and Texas joining the SEC.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently writes for The Daily Athenaeum and is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year with Blue Gold Sports—an USA Today credentialed outlet. He is from Cincinnati, OH.

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