Everything you need to know about USC and UCLA’s move to the Big Ten

USC and UCLA are headed east to join the Big Ten in 2024. (Ashley Landis/AP)

College sports experienced yet another seismic shift Thursday when the Big Ten announced that it was adding USC and UCLA to its ranks, starting in 2024. A conference that once was the domain of flinty Midwesterners will soon become a bicoastal affair, and the aftershocks of such a move are nowhere close to being over.

Here, we attempt to explain the basics of USC and UCLA’s move to the Big Ten, along with what it means for the entirety of college sports.