REPORT: San Diego State To Join Pac-12 Or Not
Radio host says the move could be next week
Aztecs getting the call up?
According to The Athletic’s Nichole Auerbach, the Pac-12 has no plans to invite San Diego State or any team this week. Their first priority is to secure a media rights deal.
Re: the report about the Pac-12 announcing the addition of SDSU as soon as this week, a source close to the situation tells @TheAthletic that the report is inaccurate.
It's been my understanding that the Pac-12 will do its media deal first before any conference expansion.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) November 7, 2022
This makes a lot of sense for an actual college football reporter to break the news on expansion on not some national radio hosts, regardless of their platform and reach.
Realignment news never ends and the latest over the last few months since USC and UCLA bolted for the Big Ten.
The Pac-12 has been scrambling to add or maybe not add teams.
San Diego State has been a team that has been mentioned, and Dan Patrick reported on his radio show that an announcement could be in the very new future.
Dan Patrick just said that his source is telling him San Diego State to the Pac-12 is expected to be announced later this week
— Justin Michael (@JustinTMichael) November 7, 2022
Usually, with realignment news, a radio host is not going to be the guy to break news of this level.
This is all to say that San Diego State fans should not go out and buy Pac-12 stickers, yet.
You'd think this is pretty big news and not a bridge to a new segment. https://t.co/AYT6zOKzp0
— Mountain West Wire (@MWCwire) November 7, 2022
However, the move to add the Aztecs to the Pac-12 has been swelling with West Coast reporters like Johnn Conzano and John Wilner reporting of talks and interest.
A move would make sense from the Pac-12 side of things if they want a presecence in Southern California for recruiting and TV purposes.
Also, the league is looking to shore up more teams as Oregon and Washington could be eyeing the Big Ten.
Stay tuned to see if this report comes true and San Diego State finally gets the call up to a power conference.