Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff was asked this morning whether he was misled by USC officials before the move to the Big Ten was announced?
“I’m not going to talk about that,” he said. “We’re going to take the high road and not talk about what happened in the past.”
- Then he turned his sights to UCLA.
“I’d say UCLA is in a really difficult position. There are a lot of constituents related to UCLA who are very, very, very unhappy with the decision. Student-athletes, the families of student-athletes. The faculty, the staff. The politicians, the fans, the alumni. There’s a lot of really, really upset people with that decision.”
Are the fans upset?
- When asked how the Pac-12 would keep its Southern California ties, Kliavkoff said, “We may end up playing a lot of football games in L.A.”
- And finally, on college sports:
“When I look at what’s taking place in college sports, I believe we have collectively lost sight of the student athlete.”