California Regents to reportedly discuss litigation in terms of UCLA's move to the Big Ten
As UCLA looks to move to the Big Ten, the University of California Board of Regents has introduced a discussion about the matter through the lens of litigation.
The move became official on June 30.
Jon Wilner of the Wilner Hotline reported on Tuesday that the University of California system’s Board of Regents will discuss UCLA’s move to the Big Ten in a closed session on Thursday, July 21. The Board must share with the public if litigation is discussed.
“Matters involving litigation, when discussion in open session concerning those matters would adversely affect, or be detrimental to, the public interest.”
However, there’s this key piece to note: “There is no requirement for a decision from the University of California Board of Regents or the Office of the President.”
BREAKING: UC Regents to discuss UCLA’s move to Big Ten next week, “litigation” cited https://t.co/qmrQpDliWk
— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) July 12, 2022
UCLA’s move to the Big Ten, along with Southern Cal, came after Oklahoma and Texas last summer announced a move to the SEC. The Big Ten expansion is set for 2024, while the SEC expansion is set for 2025.
The idea is that these blueblood programs in both football and basketball, and big-name brands, will enhance the value of the Big Ten’s new media rights package currently being negotiated, but is reported to be in the $1 billion range.