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AP sources: Pac-12, Big 12 commissioners consider alliances

The commissioners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 are discussing how the two conferences might benefit from working together or maybe even merging. AP photo.
Posted at 11:52 AM, Aug 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-03 14:52:47-04

The commissioners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 are discussing how the two conferences might benefit from working together or maybe even merging.

Two people with knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press about the talks between Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and George Kliavkoff from the Pac-12. The Big 12 is trying to rebound after learning Texas and Oklahoma plan to leave for the Southeastern Conference in 2025.

The Big 12 has to start looking at how to move forward without their flagship programs immediately. The Pac-12 has not indicated it is in a rush to add members.