Pac-12 expansion rumors: Big 12 reportedly talking with program from California
Pac-12 expansion continues to be a dominant storyline of the offseason.
According to a report from college football insider John Canzano, however, Fresno State does not appear to be a top target for the league.
Here’s an excerpt from Canzano’s latest dispatch on the Pac-12’s expansion interests:
Keep an eye on Fresno State as an addition to the Big 12 Conference. I’m told the Pac-12 has only had “intermittent” contact with the Bulldogs. No visit. Nothing planned. I don’t think the presidents and chancellors — especially the ones a few hours away in the Bay Area — in the Pac-12 view Fresno as a “must have.”
Canzano said the Big 12 has had conversations with Fresno State at a “presidential level.” However, the Pac-12 appears to be focusing its expansion efforts on programs like San Diego State and SMU.
This report comes just one day after Canzano reported that the Pac-12 is keeping Boise State at “arm’s length” throughout this process.
USC and UCLA are set to officially join the Big Ten in 2024.