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ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 Announce Historic Alliance

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The ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 announced an official alliance on Tuesday as the three conferences are coming together “on a collaborative approach surrounding the future evolution of college athletics and scheduling”, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.

“The historic alliance announced today between the Pac-12, ACC and Big Ten is grounded in a commitment to our student-athletes,” new Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff said in a statement. “We believe that collaborating together we are stronger in our commitment to addressing the broad issues and opportunities facing college athletics.”

“The ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 recognize the unique environment and challenges currently facing intercollegiate athletics, and we are proud and confident in this timely and necessary alliance that brings together like-minded institutions and conferences focused on the overall educational missions of our preeminent institutions,” ACC commissioner Jim Phillips said in a statement. “The alliance will ensure that the educational outcomes and experiences for student-athletes participating at the highest level of collegiate athletics will remain the driving factor in all decisions moving forward.”

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