The Alliance is official.
The ACC, Pac 12 and Big 10 have joined forces in an effort to combat the power move the SEC made by adding Texas and Oklahoma.
“The alliance – which was unanimously supported by the presidents, chancellors and athletics directors at all 41 institutions – will be guided in all cases by a commitment to, and prioritization of, supporting student-athlete well-being, academic and athletic opportunities, experiences and diverse educational programming. The three conferences are grounded in their support of broad-based athletic programs, the collegiate model and opportunities for student-athletes as part of the educational missions of the institutions.“
There is even some language regarding future scheduling, when it becomes practical, of course.
However, it is important to keep in mind that all of this was was done without the benefit of a written agreement.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey has released a statement on the formation of the new alliance.
“We have respect for each of our conference colleagues and look forward to our future collaborations. I believe we remain unified by our shared beliefs around the positive impact college sports has on the lives of student-athletes and throughout our communities. In the SEC, we are proud of our collective academic commitment and athletics accomplishments and look forward to continuing to offer our student-athletes great educational and championship opportunities in the years ahead.”
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