After months of planning, the Big Ten and Pac 12 conferences cannot reach an agreement on increasing the number of games played between the two.
Last December, it was announced football teams from each league will play against one another beginning in 2017. Other sports would see more match-ups between the two conferences as well.
A news release today (Fri) canceled that arrangement.
Statement from Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott:
The Big Ten conference season opener for Purdue’s men’s basketball team ended with a win.
The final score against Iowa Wednesday night was 79 - 76.
Robbie Hummel had 16 points and D.J. Byrd had 14.
Purdue is 1 - 0 in the Big Ten and 11 - 3 overall.
The Boilermakers return to play Saturday at 4 p.m., taking on Illinois in Mackey Arena.
The Big Ten Conference is entering a new arrangement with the Pac-12.
Beginning in the 2017 football season, each team from both leagues will play against one another. The inter-conference match-ups will start as soon as next season in other sports.
The agreement also will provide more content for the Big Ten Network and the soon-to-start Pac-12 TV network.
Administrators and conference staff members will meet in the coming year to continue to work out details of the collaboration.