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BREAKING: Big 12 votes ASU, Utah unanimously into conference

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According to ESPN’s Pete Thamel, the Big 12 voted unanimously tonight to admit Arizona State and Utah into the conference beginning in 2024. Utah still needs its Board of Trustees to approve the move.

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As for Arizona State, the Arizona Board of Regents approved the move for ASU and Arizona yesterday, so they are set. All that’s left now from the two schools is an official statement. 247 Sports’ Jason Scheer now reports that an official statement could be coming any minute.

Arizona State and Utah formally applied for membership earlier today, while Arizona was accepted as a member yesterday.

The move follows Oregon and Washington leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten this morning after the Pac-12 held a meeting with the remaining schools to attempt to sign a Grant of Rights for a TV deal with Apple, which did not happen.

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Now, Arizona, ASU and Utah will seemingly all make the jump together after rumors of it for the past week+. They will join Colorado in the move next year, giving the Big 12 16 schools.

I wrote everything and more that needs to be known about this move yesterday (some things have changed, but a lot carries over):

The rollercoaster of the last two days of realignment, Pac-12 and ASU future news

See a timeline of a wild day of realignment news here that all led up to this for the Sun Devils:

Tracker of Pac-12, Big 12 and Big Ten realignment news (August 4)

I will post a separate article soon with a ton of analysis and in-depth information once it becomes official.

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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @Brendan_Mau

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