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Report: Arizona State, Utah Apply to Big 12 Conference



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Arizona State and Utah have both applied for membership to the Big 12 Conference, ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported. ASU and Utah would be the seventh and eighth members of the Pac-12 to depart the conference within the last 13 months.

Friday has been a chaotic day for college athletics. It all started late Thursday night during the Arizona Board of Regents meeting where Arizona and Arizona State discussed departing the Pac-12. Big 12 executives accepted Arizona to join the conference. While nothing is official, it appears that UA will be the 14th school for the 2024-25 academic year in the Big 12. When this was all happening, Arizona State and Utah were hesitant, waiting on to see what Oregon and Washington would do.

On Friday afternoon it was reported that Oregon and Washington would head to the Big Ten, starting in 2024. This has been a terrible summer for the Pac-12 as they’ve lost another pair to a different Power-5.

Arizona State and Utah will be discussed by the Big 12 presidents and chancellors on Friday night. For now, the Big 12 has added Colorado for the 2024 season but looks to finish the job with three more Pac-12 additions.

WV Sports Now will keep you up to date on the latest conference realignment.

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