McLaughlin: Why SDSU is the Best Option to Join the Pac-12

Spencer also looks at a possible massive conference merger as an 'out-of-the-box' option

Posted on February 13, 2023

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


With the pending departure of USC and UCLA, San Diego State’s ability to capture some of the SoCal television market makes them a very appealing option.

But their appeal goes far beyond that as well for Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, Spencer McLaughlin looks at the school many consider to be the league’s top option.

Despite the LA schools departing, could nonconference matchups with USC and UCLA be worthwhile on the football field?

One “out-of-the-box” option for the league, probably down the road, could be a massive conference merger with another.

What would that look like, in theory, with the Mountain West or the Big 12?

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