Everyone and their father knows it by now: The Big Ten is expanding to 16 teams in 2024 with the addition of USC and UCLA. The path to that conference and the SEC becoming super-conferences has been cleared, and college football as we know it is about to change.
European soccer fans had this feeling only a year ago when the continent’s top teams announced plans to form a new Super League. The league was scrapped after taking widespread criticism from all parts of the soccer world. One person who spoke out was James Corden, who did so on his late-night TV show. While not everything he says mirrors what’s happening in college football right now, it’s eerie to hear some of these thoughts that easily could be applied to the current situation:
His concluding thought about the higher powers beating the love and joy out a sport he loves for money hits home. Money indeed is all these conferences and athletic directors are seeing, and that is leading to the complete upending of college football at the expense of everything besides money. If only respect for tradition was considered, which it clearly is not. What a shame.
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