LOS ANGELES — Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens said the Ducks aren’t “chasing rumors.”

Asked Friday at Pac-12 Media Day about Oregon’s rumored interest in the Big Ten, Mullens said Oregon has been working hard with the 10 remaining members of the “Pac-10” to keep focused on “getting this media rights deal strong.”

Oregon is reportedly on a shortlist for the Big Ten. When USC and UCLA announced they’d be moving to the Big Ten in 2024, the Ducks were immediately rumored to be a team to watch moving forward as dominoes started to fall.

During his opening remarks, Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff said he feels the remaining 10 teams in the league are united after meeting together frequently in recent weeks. The league, Kliavkoff said, is actively exploring expansion opportunities.

“We’ve had two board meetings a week for the last four weeks. Looking my colleagues in the eye, understanding their commitment, that their first priority is making sure that the Pac-12 survives, thrives and grows, and is successful,” Kliavkoff said. “They’re committed to the conference. I think the best thing to do is to ask them about it.”

And Mullens echoed that sentiment.