The Pac-12’s potential “loose partnership” with the ACC involves ESPN, according to a new report.

On Tuesday, Pac-12 insider John Canzano reported the conference was seeking to form a “loose partnership” with the ACC. A new report from Sports Illustrated details that ESPN is involved in that potential partnership.

According to SI’s Ross Dellenger and Pat Forde, the Pac-12 and ACC are discussing a broadcasting partnership with ESPN. The proposal focuses on the ESPN-owned ACC Network. The proposed partnership says the ACC Network, potentially with a new name, would have exclusive rights to broadcast Pac-12 games to West Coast households through ESPN cable providers.

While the proposal is reportedly in its “infancy,” it’s seen as a potential win-win-win that could help keep the Pac-12 together and generate additional TV revenues for the ACC, while giving ESPN a piece of the Pac-12 market.

The proposal is reportedly only in its infancy. SI’s report states that a decision could “take weeks, if not months” as ACC teams would look into just how much additional TV revenue would be generated by the partnership.

This, of course, wouldn’t be the first time the ACC and Pac-12 joined together. The 2 conferences partnered with the Big Ten last year to form the non-binding “Alliance” on matters such as College Football Playoff expansion. USC and UCLA’s moves to the Big Ten appear to have effectively ended the widely mocked Alliance.