USC and UCLA will join the Big Ten in 2024.
The announcement came Thursday night after reports came out earlier in the day that the two planned to leave the PAC-12 and join the Big Ten.
The move will give the Big Ten 16 teams beginning with the 2024-2025 College Sports Season.
Joint Statement from University of Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green and Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Trev Alberts:
“This is an exciting and historic day for the Big Ten Conference and the University of Nebraska. The addition of UCLA and USC to the Big Ten is a bold, ambitious step during a time of historic change in the collegiate athletics landscape. These institutions will add two world-class athletic departments and brands to the Big Ten and stretch the Conference footprint from coast to coast. For the University of Nebraska, there are many positives associated with this expansion. UNL has a large alumni base in California that will have a great opportunity to regularly watch our teams compete in historical athletic venues in Southern California. Nebraska has had a history of success recruiting athletes from California, and this will only enhance Nebraska’s profile in a fertile recruiting ground. We welcome UCLA and USC to the Big Ten Conference and look forward to competing with them in the future.”