McLaughlin: Pros and Cons of Pac-12 Adding SDSU and SMU

Spencer looks at why both sides of the potential expansion argument should be weighed

Posted on May 25, 2023

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on CFB for SuperWest Sports


San Diego State and SMU present the strongest and most logical G5 additions for the Pac-12 as they navigate potential expansion amidst their media rights negotiations.

When it comes to adding non-Power-5 institutions, the upside outweighs the downside for the conference. Plus, options are limited.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I look at why a (potentially) pending move should be weighed despite valid arguments to the contrary.

If the Big 10 were to come for 2-4 more Pac-12 schools in the future, how might that look from a scheduling standpoint for those schools?

Washington State recently announced that because of the overpayments from Comcast under Larry Scott’s leadership, they are putting a hiring freeze on their athletic department due to financial struggles.

The matter is newsworthy in WSU circles but is really just a reflection of something we already knew about Washington State University.

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