The future of Pac-12 football in two words: Vegas, baby (the Hotline plan's to make Las Vegas the centerpiece for two major events)

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The future of Pac-12 football in two words: Vegas, baby (the Hotline plan's to make Las Vegas the centerpiece for two major events)
The future of Pac-12 football in two words: Vegas, baby (the Hotline plan's to make Las Vegas the centerpiece for two major events)

USC and Alabama made their assumed collision official on Wednesday, confirming they will meet in AT&T Stadium to start the 2020 season. It's not only a rematch of their 2016 opener. The showdown will also mark the fourth Week One intersectional duel in a five-year span for the Pac-12: Washington and Oregon take their shots at Auburn in '18 and '19, respectively, then the Trojans get another shot at Bama. All four games are in Atlanta or Arlington, provide the Pac-12 participants with tremendous exposure in first-class venues, and guarantee multi-million dollar paychecks. And yet: The events are a few thousand miles east of ideal for the conference. What Pac-12 football needs … what it must secure

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