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BREAKING: Oregon and Washington put final nail in coffin for Pac-12 and join Big Ten

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There it is. Oregon and Washington are reportedly headed to the Big Ten, ending the Pac-12 as we know it, as first reported by Action Network’s Brett McMurphy.

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A formal vote is expected to come tonight, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel. The two schools would join in 2024.

It is a little bit surprising that these two schools made the jump before Arizona State, Arizona or Utah moved to the Big 12, but now it’s only a matter of time before these schools do too.

According to 247 Sports’ Jason Scheer, ASU President Michael Crow was hesitant to make the first move, but now it’s likely ASU and Arizona follow suit to the Big 12 with Utah right around the corner.

The Big Ten held a meeting this morning about Oregon and Washington after the Pac-12 had a failed meeting to get its Grant of Rights signed.

Pac-12 fails to sign Grant of Rights at last-chance meeting

Then, everything materialized very quickly to get the two to join, as they had already been vetted and approved by the conference almost a year ago.

The two schools will not get full revenue shares in the Big Ten, but it would still be more than they would make in the Pac-12, according to McMurphy.

The Big Ten will now be the largest conference ever when Oregon, Washington, USC and UCLA come over from the Pac-12 next year.

See all of the news on how this transpired here:

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

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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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