On Thursday afternoon, the landscape of major conference college sports was turned on its head. Los Angeles became Big Ten country as USC and UCLA bolted from the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten conference.
Reactions quickly started pouring in from all corners of the college sports world with news of two Los Angeles programs heading to a conference of schools mainly located in the midwest. Speculation about what dominoes were next to fall also dominated the discourse, as the move felt like just one of many we would see in the coming weeks and months.
Here is a look at some of the best reactions to the Bruins and Trojans heading to the Pac-12:
Are the fan bases split on the move?
Are they ready for the best formation in football?
Good luck with that
Coast to coast
The commercials will also need updating
No lies told
USC football brings a rich tradition to the conference
Well, not quite
Big Ten basketball is a lot stronger
Neither did we
Mick Cronin reacts:
A new player trying to get Big Ten television rights
The Trojans make it official:
The Bruins make it official: