Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren mentioned today the conference will regularly be able to play in a late-night time slot thanks to USC and UCLA.
Hold up a second!
One reason USC and UCLA fans like the Big Ten is the idea of earlier games. Not late-night games at the Coliseum or Rose Bowl.
Do you want half of USC’s home games at 7 p.m.? You want to watch USC playing in the daylight.
We’ll see how this plays out. I know one thing. Jim Harbaugh and Co. will not want to fly back to Michigan at 1 a.m. PT and get back Sunday morning, which hurts their team.
Remember a few years ago, Michigan said no thanks to playing weeknight games.
- Warren also said USC and UCLA will receive full shares immediately. Nebraska, Rutgers and Maryland had to wait six years to become vested members.
“They bring a lot of panache,” Warren said.
This is not exactly breaking news. I know USC wasn’t goine to move without gaining a full share immediately. That wouldn’t have flown with the USC administration.