Big10-Pac12 Partnership called off

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July 15, 2012 at 4:42p
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http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8163297/pac-12-big-ten-conferences-call-football-partnership

At least four Pac-12 schools ultimately decided they would not accept mandatory scheduling, ESPN.com has learned. One proposal called for eight matchups per year, featuring the willing Pac-12 schools, but the Big Ten wanted a complete collaboration or none at all.

"After extensive deliberation and consultation with member institutions, television partners and others, the Pac-12 and Big Ten have decided not to pursue the previously announced plans for enhanced scheduling collaboration across all sports," Scott said.

 

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Lame! I was really looking forward to this series and would've enjoyed the extra Pac12-Big10 matchups. This could've had a domino effect of forcing other conferences to increase their noncon slates. Hopefully the playoff system will reward tougher noncon slates enough that we'll see more and bigger matchups between power conference teams.