June 30, 2022

University Statement: Big Ten Conference


“We are excited about the opportunity this new partnership represents for The Ohio State University and for our student-athletes to compete with their peers from two storied athletics programs. USC and UCLA are leading research universities that will enhance the Big Ten Conference in the classroom and on the field of competition. More than 25,000 alumni of Buckeye Nation call the state of California home and will soon have the chance to deepen their connections to the student-athletes who run, pass, swim and play in the sports they love.”

Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, President, The Ohio State University

Gene Smith, Senior Vice President and Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletic Director