Friday July 13th, 2012

A pact between two of the top conferences in the FBS has been called off, leaving potentially great out-of-conference matchups for the imagination.

In a joint release, the Big Ten and Pac-12 called off their collaborative scheduling agreement that would have began in 2017. It appears the deal proved too difficult for the Pac-12 teams with nine conference games on the 12-game slate.

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney admitted that scheduling 12 football contests per year between the two conferences may not be feasible at this time.

[tweet] In November, the two conferences agreed on the deal, and had been working since then on a schedule that would benefit both conferences. Ultimately though, the deal fell through.

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