Big Ten, Pac-12 suspend schedule agreement

Big Ten, Pac-12 suspend schedule agreement

Credit: Getty Images

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 08: Head coach Craig Robinson of the Oregon State Beavers calls out in the first half while taking on the Washington Huskies during the quarterfinals of the 2012 Pacific Life Pac-12 basketball tournament at Staples Center on March 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 14 at 2:07 PM

The Big Ten and Pac-12 have scrapped their plan to schedule games against each other in all sports.

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says the league recently learned from Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott that coordinating a non-conference football schedule for 24 teams across two leagues was too complicated to pull off. He noted the Pac-12's nine-game conference schedule and previous non-conference commitments.

Scott says in a joint statement released Friday that the Pac-12 wants to maintain its nine-game conference schedule while keeping as much flexibility in out-of-conference scheduling as possible.

Scott says the two leagues will continue a close relationship, including their long-standing partnership with the Rose Bowl.

Print
Email
|