Report: USC President ‘Shut Down’ Potential 2021 Pac-12 Expansion

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Sports Illustrated

By Wilton Jackson Ten months ago, Carol Folt was surprised the league was discussing the possibility of expansion. Now, the Trojans will be leaving for the Big Ten. When Texas and Oklahoma made the decision to leave the Big 12 for the SEC in July 2021, the move sent shockwaves within the college football landscape. Like the two powerhouse Big 12 programs, USC and UCLA—two blueblood Pac-12 programs—made the decision to leave the West Coast league to join the Big Ten in June. However, prior to the two Los Angeles-based programs bolting, USC president Carol Folt was part of committee assembled la…

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