The whole UConn-back-to-the-Big-East thing made sense but this? No sense at all:
According to this site, UCLA donor Casey Wasserman is pushing UCLA to join the ACC which couldn’t really be called that anymore so: the Dual Coast Conference?
This would theoretically take place when the media rights revert to the PAC-12 schools in 2023 but it just seems wildly unlikely. This would make the unpleasant Oregon road trips seem like a next door jaunt.
The same site says that it’s much more likely that the Big 12 and the Pac 12 form a strategic alliance.
With Larry Scott as commissioner though we wouldn’t bet on much of anything. If the PAC-12 implodes though things could get very interesting very quickly.
Update: our pals at BruinsNation.com pretty thoroughly shoot this down - not that it needs to be shot down because it just doesn't make sense - with a comment from someone close to Wasserman who says the whole thing is absurd.
Which of course it is.
They also note that the state of California still has a travel ban and state entities cannot currently visit six of the 15 ACC teams, which is a pretty great point.
Bottom line: it’s summer and people are saying stupid things. We can’t imagine a situation where the ACC would be cross country.
Now Texas....that’s a different story.
Kidding! Just kidding!
It’s Kentucky the ACC should want.